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Plus new writers award 2008
The amazing librarian
describes the workings of the most famous search engine of them all. You'll need some linear algebra for this one, but it's worth the while!
Alan Turing: ahead of his time
Alan Turing is the father of computer science and contributed significantly to the WW2 effort, but his life came to a tragic end.
explores his story.
A glimpse of Cantor's paradise
explores the beautiful world of the infinite.
Number crunching ants
finds that having a small brain doesn't stop you doing great things.
Fermat's last theorem and Andrew Wiles
tells the fascinating story of Andrew Wiles who, with intense devotion and in secret, proved a deceptively simple-looking conjecture that had defeated mathematicians for almost 400 years.
If we all go for the blonde
revisits a scene of the film
A beautiful Mind
Maths on a plane
discovers how maths helps solve the mysteries of flight and love.
Making a right angle the Maya way
The Mayan civilisation brought forth many great things — including this clever way of making a right angle.
The maths of magic squares
Have you ever wondered how to create a magic square? Charles Kelly shows us how to create a magic square of...
Answers on a donut – the Fields medal lecture of Manjul Bhargava
We enjoyed Manjul Bhargava's Fields medal lecture so much we wanted to share it with you!
Researching the unknown
Science is much stranger than fiction. It suggests that our Universe may just be one of infinitely many which...
Phillip Griffiths: Beauty, truth and being practical
The winner of the 2014 Chern medal tells us about beauty in maths, the twists and turns of mathematical...
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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