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Fascinating images from all parts of science!

Although my job is writing about science — putting it into words — there are times when images can say so much more than words. I am not much of a photographer or graphic artist, so most of these images were provided by other people, who are credited in the captions when I can remember who they were.

Serendipity

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Is it a graph of the modular form associated to the elliptic curve y^2 = x^3 - x^2 - 2x? Or is it a bird? (Figure by William Stein and Thomas J. Boothby, from What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences.)

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