News from the world of Maths

September 1, 1997

In issue No 1 we introduced GIMPS, the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search. Well, on Sunday 24th August 1997 they did it again.

September 1, 1997

Numbers like Pi have no repeating pattern. So just how accurately do we know what it is?

September 1, 1997

COSMOS, the world's first national cosmology supercomputer, has been launched.

May 1, 1997

Mathematics is not only for men, says the author of the new booklet "Women in the History of Mathematics from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century".

May 1, 1997

The UK weekly science magazine New Scientist has unveiled a brand new web site.

May 1, 1997

Many of our readers have asked for more information about the hailstrone sequence problem from the last issue.

May 1, 1997

This year, for the first time, the Met. Office is publishing an experimental long range forecast for the average Central England Temperature

May 1, 1997

Chess world champion Gary Kasparov has been defeated by Deep Blue, the world's highest ranking chess computer.