Author: Rachel Thomas

Maths may have the answer to why helices are so common in nature.
Mathematics takes out a technology oscar.
Rachel Thomas looks at the life and work of pioneering woman mathematician Ada Lovelace, who foresaw computer-generated music and graphics, despite living long before the computer era.
How can lives be saved next time the earth moves?
Jose Munoz explains how engineering can allow you to explore the unknown, from understanding how mechanical structures bend to investigating the way genes affect the shape of embryos.
Chaotic Christmas? Try crocheting chaos!
Has mathematics become an experimental science?
Umbrella or no umbrella? New advances in weather forecasting will help us dodge hurricanes and protect against floods.
Can maths help save lives by making more accurate predictions of future volcanic eruptions?
Crack codes, solve a mystery and even win prizes in the University of Southampton's National Cipher Challenge.