Author: Rachel Thomas

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.
Mathematicians may make the "invisibility cloak" more powerful
The Millennium Mathematics Project wins the Queen's Anniversary Prize.
Mathematicians find a new minimal surface
7.8 million digits down, only 2.2 million more needed!