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The Nontrivial Solution

The Nontrivial Solution consists of multimedia newsletters that each cover an important topic in science, technology, engineering, and/or math. Our newsletters can take the form of articles, infographics, videos, and podcasts by students explaining a topic, synthesizing past research by scientists, or discussing their own research or projects.

Read our content on our website blog and on Medium.

Submission Types

Article or Informative Paper 

A sample article is provided here; it does not have to follow this template. Please include citations in some format.



Visuals, charts, diagrams, graphs to explain a topic. 



Animations, slideshow presentations, skits, music videos, speeches. Between 2-30 minutes total.



Any format and number of individuals - speeches, discussion, Q&A, interviews, etc. Between 5-30 minutes total.

How To Contribute

Join Our


Fill out the form here, and we will contact you within 72 hours. By signing up, you will have the opportunity to submit your work and be recognized as a content contributor and/or peer reviewer on our website if you would like.

Choose a Topic and Format

Any topic of interest + any of the 4 submission formats above. You can submit multiple formats if they're about the same topic (i.e. an article explaining a  math proof and a video walkthrough of the concept).

Sign Up for a Publication Date

We have publication dates every 7 days- choose one publication date (one student per date), and submit your content at least one week in advance for peer review by our team. We will contact you in case changes are needed.

Publication + Peer Review Offer

Your content will be published on our website, Medium (with your permission), and promoted on social media. We may  invite you to become a peer reviewer and read content of other students before publication.

Sample Topics for our Newsletter:

Pure Mathematics

Mathematical proofs and concepts.



Quantum Mechanics, Special Relativity, General Relativity, Particle Physics, String Theory.

Materials Science

Atomic structure, Biomaterials, Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Materials

Biology and Medicine

Molecular biology, evolutionary biology, diseases and infections.

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