Author: Rachel Thomas

NASA uses mathematics to predict lightning strikes at the Kennedy Space Centre
Despite its title, Carl Djerassi's latest play, Calculus, is more like a lesson in history or even psychology than one in mathematics. This is because Djerassi's intention was to explore the moral calculus that was involved in the discovery of the mathematical technique, rather than the technique itself.
Anyone who thought geometry was boring or dry should prepare to be amazed. Despite its worthy cover this book is exactly what its title says - a story - and the plot of this story involves life, death and revolutions of understanding and belief, and stars the some of the most famous names in history.
Can the music of Mozart help your mathematics?
Find out how to beat the world record in stone skimming - you just need to do the maths!
Two computer science students and their professor prove testing for primes is easy - a result that has eluded mathematicians for centuries.
Mathematics is helping the blind move forward and us all to step inside the past.
Today's digital world with its free flow of information, would not exist without cryptography to guarantee our privacy. Plus meets mathematician, author and broadcaster Simon Singh to find out about the science of secrecy.
Although some people might find maths deadly boring, very few of us would think it could ever be deadly dangerous. But deadly it was in 16th century England, and one of those who followed the dangerous and mystical path of a mathematician was John Dee, the subject of this book.