Author: Marianne Freiberger

Asking good questions is an important part of doing maths. But what makes a good question?

Sometimes a piece of maths can be so neat and elegant, it makes you want to shout "eureka!" even if you haven't produced it yourself. One of our favourite examples is the art gallery problem.

The paths of billiard balls on a table can be long and complicated. To understand them mathematicians use a beautiful trick, turning tables into surfaces.

We might have found the Higgs boson, but the search for new physics at the LHC isn't over yet.

If you thought that billiards was a harmless game to play in the pub, think again. It's a breeding ground for chaos!

Interalia is a show by Turner Prize winning artist Grenville Davey and theoretical physicist David Berman.

The natural numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., are nice. So what could be nicer than discovering interesting patterns within them?

Like spirals and flowers? Then you'll love polar coordinates and the pretty pictures they allow you to draw!

The ability to see order in chaos has won the mathematician Yakov G. Sinai the 2014 Abel Prize.

There's no doubt that information is power, but could it be converted into physical energy you could heat a room with or run a machine on? In the 19th century James Clerk Maxwell invented a hypothetical being — a "demon" — that seemed to be able to do just that. The problem was that the little devil blatantly contravened the laws of physics. What is Maxwell's demon and how was it resolved?