• Ari Bormanis

Applied math meets crazy cool natural wonders

Have you ever heard of stone forests? If not, prepare to be amazed! Stone forests are some of the most beautiful natural phenomenon I've ever seen and a paper recently published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by a team of applied mathematicians from NYU is shedding light on how they form. The NYU team was able to model the process of stone forests forming by essentially putting rock candy in water. If that is not astoundingly creative I don't know what is! Definitely give this article a read! https://www.wired.com/story/mathematicians-may-have-figured-out-how-stone-forests-form/