Author: Rachel Thomas

Mathematics illustrates the forefront of visualising science
Travel, money, meeting new people, living in new cultures, and a whole lot of sport — that's where maths has lead Jamie Clarke, an IT project manager who specialises in international sport projects such as the recent Winter Olympics in Torino. Jamie tells Plus how he went from engineering to the Olympics.
Do you love football, marvel at Beckham's perfect swerving free kicks and find formations fascinating? Or do you love science, and want to find out how aerodynamics affects a ball in flight and discover the insights statistical analysis of real-life data can give?
Take part in research from home, and help defeat malaria with Africa@home.
Goal keepers defend against the maths of the new World Cup ball
One of the things I enjoy most about biographies of mathematicians is the presentation of mathematics as a very human endeavour. Despite the sometimes abstract nature of mathematics, we see in this biography of Kurt Gödel that it is a very human activity pursued by people within a deeply connected community, but each with their own vision of truth.
Two designers tell us how they took the long way round to design, and how the maths and science they took in on the way helps them with their work today.
Physicists create a quantum Newton's cradle - and witness an absence of chaos for the first time.
The new Maths KTN is showing business how to do mathematics and mathematics how to do business.
The 2006 Abel prize celebrates the mathematician who helped make mp3s possible.