Journal Club

Highlighting recently published papers selected by Academy members

Category Archives: Computer sciences

Journal Club: A new, twisted topological insulator

About a decade ago, physicists began identifying and probing materials that suffer something of an identity crisis. On the surface of these crystals, electrons flow and form currents, like in a conductor. But in the interior, electrons are pinned and … Continue reading

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When to launch a cyber attack

The evolution of malicious software (“malware”) has proceeded so rapidly since the invention of the first computer virus three decades ago that the question is not whether but when a computer system will face a cyber attack. Such attacks were … Continue reading

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Discovering overlapping communities in real-world networks

Naturally-occurring networks are naturally modeled as being made up of many overlapping communities — for instance, our work and friends when it comes to social networks, or those describing different protein complexes in biology. Detecting such overlapping communities is an … Continue reading

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