Author: Marianne Freiberger

An impossible equation, two tragic heroes and the mathematical study of symmetry

If you like to have your mind blown cosmology is a great field to go into. But is it science?

Could the world be simpler than our senses suggest?

Help to build the world's largest distributed fractal!

What gives an equation the right to call itself a law?

Why cosmologists worry about isolated brains that randomly fluctuate into existence.

Why game theory is a serious business.

George Ellis explains why the study of the cosmos poses some very deep questions.

The winner of the 2014 Chern medal tells us about beauty in maths, the twists and turns of mathematical history, and his work for the maths community.

Maryam Mirzakhani is being honoured for her "rare combination of superb technical ability, bold ambition, far-reaching vision, and deep curiosity".