News from the world of Maths

July 24, 2014

Our image of the week!

July 18, 2014

One of our favourites images from the book 50 visions of mathematics. It is of a demonstration at Imperial College in 1887 of the mathematical principles behind (or should that be underneath?) the Forth Bridge.

July 16, 2014

If you love physics and making movies then this is for you.The Foundational Questions Institute is excited to present its first-ever video contest.

July 11, 2014
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Our image of the week is this beautiful image created to mark Germany's historic 7-1 win over Brazil in the World Cup semifinal this week.

July 11, 2014

It's one of the most beautiful sights in nature: fireflies illuminating the night with their synchronised flashing. Mathematicians have just solved a 40 year-old problem behind this striking phenomenon.

July 7, 2014

The Tour de France zoomed past the home of Plus yesterday! We offer the riders a little mathematical edge in their quest for the yellow jersey…

July 4, 2014

It's trigonometry's best kept secret!

July 4, 2014

New analysis of the 2009 swine flu pandemic in the US shows that the pandemic wave was surprisingly slow, and that its spread was probably accelerated by school-age children.