Author: Marianne Freiberger

Mathematicians solve the famous loop's mystery
A new Bayesian network helps predict the severity of the disease
Computer scientists prove how long it should take you to solve Rubik's cube
One of the many strange ideas from quantum mechanics is that space isn't continuous but consists of tiny chunks. Ordinary geometry is useless when it comes to dealing with such a space, but algebra makes it possible to come up with a model of spacetime that might do the trick. And it can all be tested by a satellite. Shahn Majid met up with Plus to explain.
How to win with quantum uncertainty
Why do the rich and popular get richer and more popular?
This year's prize goes to Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan
Mathematicians pin down symmetry
Plus went to see members of Norman Foster's group of architects to learn about the maths behind architecture.
Scientists develop ways of testing string theory against reality