Note: Most people don’t want to be the uncool one to raise their hand and ask a question, but in many cases we really should. These occasional ‘Raise Your Hand and Ask” posts highlight cool “buzzwords” you may have heard. My aim isn’t just to explain what they mean (that you can look up), but also why they matter.What does “N-body” mean – and why should I care?How do researchers evaluate potential cures for HIV and AIDS?N-body simulations.How do astrophysicists study the expansion of the universe, and the nature of dark matter?N-body simulations.How do scientists looking to enable controlled fusion study plasma physics?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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