News from the world of Maths

April 24, 2014

What were your most creative experiences at school? Art? Music? English? Maths? That last one might not be the obvious choice for many of us, but that is exactly the type of opportunity we are hoping to create in a new project. To help us get started, we asked researchers what role creativity has in their work.

April 23, 2014

Interalia is a show by Turner Prize winning artist Grenville Davey and theoretical physicist David Berman.

April 16, 2014

The natural numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., are nice. So what could be nicer than discovering interesting patterns within them?

April 9, 2014

We vote that all academic papers have such tempting video trailers!

April 8, 2014

If you're not sure how maths is relevant to real life, then go to see this year's popular lectures put on by the London Mathematical Society.

April 4, 2014

At last month's Cambridge Science Festival we had great fun trying out a hands-on (or rather feet-on) activity based on one of our favourite puzzles – the bridges of Königsberg. We were really pleased with how it went, so we thought we'd share our game for others to put on at their own science or maths event.

April 1, 2014

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines' flight MH370 was dramatically narrowed last week due to a mathematical analysis of satellite signals from the plane. Careful analysis of just a handful of data points has focussed the search on an area in the southern Indian Ocean.

March 27, 2014

The ability to see order in chaos has won the mathematician Yakov G. Sinai the 2014 Abel Prize.