Author: Rachel Thomas

Can mathematics help defend against another attack?
Researchers are closer to proving the digits of pi are random.
When we finally meet the Martians, John Conway believes they are going to want to talk mathematics. He talks to Plus about his Life game, artificial life and what we will have in common with extraterrestrials.
Chemists John Watling and Allen Thomas talk to Plus about the vital role of maths in presenting criminal evidence.
John Henstridge and Jodie Thompson tell Plus about life as consultant statisticians, modelling real-world problems in areas as diverse as the shipping industry and water rationing.