News from the world of Maths

February 18, 2014

What do you get when you add up all the natural numbers 1+2+3+4+ ... ? Not -1/12! We explore a strange result that has been making the rounds recently.

February 14, 2014

A mathematical model of the evolution of glaciers solves 88-year-old mystery.

February 10, 2014

There's no doubt that maths is very good at describing the world around us. Could this be because the Universe we live in is itself a mathematical structure? We talk to Max Tegmark.

January 29, 2014

The upcoming Gresham College lectures will brighten the greyest February day – from the brightest stars to finding true love, you have to give these a chance.

January 24, 2014

A new study suggests that Facebook is heading for a very rapid decline.

January 23, 2014

Not necessarily, when it comes to money.

January 21, 2014

Look for hidden gems in the gaps between known prime numbers.

December 24, 2013

Can Santa fit all the presents in his sack in time?