News from the world of Maths

October 26, 2012
We're very excited to be hosting the first UK screening of Travelling Salesman, an intellectual thriller imagining the consequences of solving the P vs NP problem. Get your tickets here!
October 22, 2012

The Travelling Salesman movie is coming to the UK! Get your tickets here and find out about the P vs NP problem.

October 16, 2012

Today is Ada Lovelace Day celebrating the work of women in mathematics, science, technology and engineering. To join in the celebrations we bring you a selection of our favourite female interviewees from the last 15 years.

October 15, 2012

How do you best allocate students to universities, doctors to hospitals, or kidneys to transplant patients? It's a tough problem that has earned this year's Memorial Prize in Economics.

October 12, 2012

The first ever National Biology Week is happening between October 13th and 19th 2012. It's organised by the Society of Biology and there'll be events around the country giving everyone the chance to learn about the second-most fascinating science (if you count maths as a science). But if you'd rather stay in and cuddle up with your laptop here are our favourite Plus articles on maths and biology.

October 9, 2012

The 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics has been awarded to Serge Haroche and David J. Wineland for ground-breaking work in quantum optics. By probing the world at the smallest scales they've shed light on some of the biggest mysteries of physics and paved the way for quantum computers and super accurate clocks.

October 3, 2012

If you're bored with your holiday snaps, then why not turn them into fractals? A new result by US mathematicians shows that you can turn any reasonable 2D shape into a fractal, and the fractals involved are very special too. They are intimately related to the famous Mandelbrot set.

September 25, 2012

The laws of symmetry are unforgiving, but a team of researchers from the US have come up with a pattern-producing technique that seems to cheat them. The new technique is called moiré nanolithography and the researchers hope that it will find useful applications in the production of solar panels and many other optical devices.