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Dr Simone Farinelli – Dr Hideyuki Takada | Geometric Arbitrage Theory: A New Conceptual Structure in Financial Mathematics

 Stochastic finance modelling allows researchers to describe, analyse, and predict the highly variable behaviour of markets. Dr Simone Farinelli (Core Dynamics GmbH, Switzerland) and Dr Hideyuki...

Professor Anup Basu | Hidden Costs of Gender Inequality in Aging Couples’ Financial Management

 Gender inequality takes different forms across economic, social, political, and cultural situations. One important example from everyday life relates to how households make financial decisions....

Abordando el Aislamiento Social y la Depresión entre Mujeres Inmigrantes Mexicanas

 Una gran cantidad de mujeres mexicanas sufren aislamiento y depresión después de llegar como inmigrantes a los Estados Unidos. Son particularmente vulnerables en el caso de carecer de conexiones...

Professor Toni Miles | Why Understanding Bereavement Matters

 Professor Toni Miles has dedicated her research efforts to measuring bereavement and its impact on population health. Individual experience with bereavement is commonplace, but we know little about...

Dr Shami Ghosh | A New, Evidence-based Perspective on How Capitalism Developed in Europe

 The political and economic system of capitalism is dominant in the Western world. But how did we get here? Dr Shami Ghosh, an associate professor in the Centre for Medieval Studies at the...

Dr Omar Islam | Portable Magnetic Resonance Imaging: An Important Innovation

 Imaging technologies are vital in modern medicine and have revolutionised how clinicians make diagnoses and monitor disease progression. However, the necessary equipment – such as a scanner for...

Dr Timothy Beers | Mapping the Galaxy’s Stellar Populations Using Large Photometric and Astrometric Surveys

 Astronomers often use spectroscopic (electromagnetic radiation) data and astrometric (motion and positional) data to develop working models describing our Galaxy. Dr Timothy Beers from the...

Dr Anushia Inthiran | Distance Learning: Impacts for Offshore Students Amid COVID-19

 The COVID-19 pandemic significantly disrupted global education and necessitated a shift to online learning. Due to ongoing border closures, even after the pandemic eased, offshore students were...

Dr Sébastien Weber | PyMoDAQ: Navigating the Future of Data Acquisition

 In an era where data is paramount, Dr Sébastien Weber and his team at CNRS, the French National Centre for Scientific Research, are changing the landscape for scientists and engineers with PyMoDAQ,...

Professor Gary Yohe | Navigating Climate Change: The Impactful Contributions of Gary Yohe

 Professor Gary Yohe is a distinguished environmental economist whose work has been pivotal in shaping our understanding of climate change impacts, adaptation strategies, and policy frameworks. His...

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Dr Timothy Beers | Mapping the Galaxy’s Stellar Populations Using Large Photometric and Astrometric Surveys

Dr Timothy Beers | Mapping the Galaxy’s Stellar Populations Using Large Photometric and Astrometric Surveys

Astronomers often use spectroscopic (electromagnetic radiation) data and astrometric (motion and positional) data to develop working models describing our Galaxy. Dr Timothy Beers from the University of Notre Dame and his collaborators in Korea and China combined large photometric (visible light) surveys and astrometric data to create multidimensional maps of a large part of the Galaxy. By highlighting significant inhomogeneities in stellar-chemical compositions, motions, and spatial distributions, Dr Beers and his colleagues provide valuable insights into how we can advance our understanding of the formation and evolution of our Galaxy.

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Revolutionise Your Reading Experience with Scientia’s New Innovative Article Design

Discover a new era in science communication with Scientia’s groundbreaking new article layout and design format. Our journey, starting with a print science communication magazine, evolved in 2014 with the introduction of a digital version. The goal was to enhance accessibility and reach a broader audience. In response to the overwhelming demand for digital content and environmental concerns, we took the bold step of transitioning exclusively to publishing via a digital magazine in 2020 – a move that proved highly successful.

SciComm Corner – Opposites Attract: Art and Science

SciComm Corner – Opposites Attract: Art and Science

Art is often considered the antithesis of all things scientific. Where science is precise and methodical, art is passionate and creative; where scientists are introverted and rational, artists are expressive and emotionally driven. Unfortunately, this view often causes art to be unfairly disregarded by scientists who, naturally, value their own skills and processes and are unconvinced about the benefits of collaboration with the unknown ‘other’.

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Dr Marcus Noack and Dr Mark Risser | Advancing Gaussian Processes: The Noack-Risser Method

Dr Marcus Noack and Dr Mark Risser | Advancing Gaussian Processes: The Noack-Risser Method

Dr Marcus Noack and Dr Mark Risser, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have recently proposed a significant advancement in the area of machine learning and data science that promises significant computational improvements: the enhancement of exact Gaussian Processes for large datasets, significantly improving data analysis capabilities for samples even beyond 5 million data points.

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Abordando el Aislamiento Social y la Depresión entre Mujeres Inmigrantes Mexicanas

Abordando el Aislamiento Social y la Depresión entre Mujeres Inmigrantes Mexicanas

Una gran cantidad de mujeres mexicanas sufren aislamiento y depresión después de llegar como inmigrantes a los Estados Unidos. Son particularmente vulnerables en el caso de carecer de conexiones sociales o una red de apoyo en su nuevo entorno. Un grupo inovador de investigación de la Universidad de Nuevo Mexico ha desarrollado una prometedora iniciativa llamada “Tertulias”,que ayuda a mejorar la salud mental y el bienestar de las mujeres inmigrantes.

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Dr Sebastian Fraune | Microbiota: Fast-tracking Adaptation to Rapidly Changing Environments

Dr Sebastian Fraune | Microbiota: Fast-tracking Adaptation to Rapidly Changing Environments

As climate change continues at an unprecedented pace, the processes of natural selection and genetic mutation can no longer fully explain how some organisms adapt to their rapidly changing environments. Dr Sebastian Fraune from Heinrich-Heine University and an international team of researchers are the first to demonstrate a causal relationship between changes in the microbiome and changes in thermal tolerance. They propose that microbiota-mediated transgenerational acclimatisation can account for how animals adapt to their environments in much shorter periods of time than classical theory would predict.

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Dr Anushia Inthiran | Distance Learning: Impacts for Offshore Students Amid COVID-19

Dr Anushia Inthiran | Distance Learning: Impacts for Offshore Students Amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly disrupted global education and necessitated a shift to online learning. Due to ongoing border closures, even after the pandemic eased, offshore students were prevented from attending their university in person long after their local peers, impacting their learning ability and future perspectives. Dr Anushia Inthiran from the University of Canterbury conducted a survey among a group of offshore students to understand the consequences of distance learning on their education.

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Dr Kara Pratt | From Neurons to Behaviour: Exciting Insights from the Xenopus Tadpole

Dr Kara Pratt | From Neurons to Behaviour: Exciting Insights from the Xenopus Tadpole

Understanding how neurons come together and form circuits in the brain is crucial to understanding how the brain works. Dr Kara Pratt and her team at the University of Wyoming are uncovering the mysteries behind the formation of neural circuitry and the ability of neurons to self-organise into highly refined networks. An incredibly elegant series of experiments using the larva stage of frogs has progressed insight into this fundamental phenomenon of neuroscience, specifically in the visual system.

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Dr Simone Farinelli – Dr Hideyuki Takada | Geometric Arbitrage Theory: A New Conceptual Structure in Financial Mathematics

Dr Simone Farinelli – Dr Hideyuki Takada | Geometric Arbitrage Theory: A New Conceptual Structure in Financial Mathematics

Stochastic finance modelling allows researchers to describe, analyse, and predict the highly variable behaviour of markets. Dr Simone Farinelli (Core Dynamics GmbH, Switzerland) and Dr Hideyuki Takada (Toho University, Japan) are experts in mathematical finance and economics. They have developed a new conceptual structure known as the Geometric Arbitrage Theory that rephrases our understanding of classical stochastic finance modelling and allows the better characterisation of arbitrage in generic markets.

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Scientia Issue #149 | Scientific Strategies for People and Planet

This issue of Scientia showcases the researchers making innovative advances in improving the health and well-being of people across the globe, as well as those dedicated to ensuring the health and sustainability of our planet. From advances in the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences and Education & Training to Business, Economics & Finance and Engineering & Computer Science, we gain fascinating insights into how research drives a better and fairer world.

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