News from the world of Maths

June 17, 2014

How we miss Paul the psychic octopus and his uncannily accurate predictions of world cup glory! And we're not the only ones, Google clearly does too! But just how psychic was Paul anyway?

June 17, 2014
David Spiegelhalter at the 2011 Cambridge Science Festival

Congratulations to Plus contributors David Spiegelhalter and Helen Mason, who join Maggie Smith, Angelina Jolie and Daniel Day-Lewis in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours list!

June 13, 2014

Three steps for ensuring penalty success.

June 13, 2014

The Astronomer Royal examines the evolution of our Universe and the important role of the constants of nature in this filmed public talk.

May 16, 2014

Why a trip to an art gallery is an answer to how we can help people enjoy and engage with maths.

May 16, 2014

We joined HRH Princess Anne and many great mathematicians to celebrating 50 years of the IMA at the Royal Society.

May 12, 2014

We're very excited! Over the last year or so we helped edit a book called 50: visions of mathematics and this Wednesday it will be officially launched — in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal!

April 25, 2014

How does NICE make the difficult decision of which treatments to fund under the NHS?