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RON SHVARTSMAN, Princeton Junior baffled by the world's stability

Major: Physics

College/Employer: Princeton

Year of Graduation: 2025

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I find it amazing that things don't fall apart more often. Enormously complicated biochemical networks in our bodies work perfectly in the face of diverse diets and toxins, except when they don't, with disastrous consequences. Ecological communities maintain steady population cycles year after year, until one mysteriously begin dying off. How do we explain these behaviors? How could we predict things going wrong, and is it possible to prevent? What do these have to do with math??

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M837: In sync with nature in Splash 2024 (Apr. 20, 2024)
Synchrony is everywhere in the world, from the firing of pacemaker cells in the heart, to humans clapping in concert, to the revolutions of moons about their planets. How can we understand this wonderful phenomenon? Come learn about some amazing examples of sync in the world, as well as an introduction to the beautiful subject of dynamical systems!