News from the world of Maths

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.

July 2, 2014

Kaleidoscopic crystals!

July 1, 2014

Why we all love 7 (according to Alex Bellos).

June 25, 2014

Five mathematicians turned into millionaires this week when they were awarded the Breakthrough Prize set up by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner.

June 25, 2014

Here is our image of the week!