cosmology
The mathematical maps in theoretical physics have been highly successful in guiding our understanding of the universe at the largest and smallest scales. Linking these two scales together is one of the golden goals of theoretical physics. But, at the very edges of our understanding of these fields, one of the most controversial areas of physics lies where these maps merge: the cosmological
constant problem.

Are the unchanging features of the Universe really unchanging?

One of science's biggest prizes awarded for research into strings and knots

Cambridge celebrates 25 years since the first very early Universe workshop

One of the many strange ideas from quantum mechanics is that space isn't continuous but consists of tiny chunks. Ordinary geometry is useless when it comes to dealing with such a space, but algebra makes it possible to come up with a model of spacetime that might do the trick. And it can all be tested by a satellite. Shahn Majid met up with Plus to explain.


There might not be a Nobel Prize for mathematics, but maths is at the heart of the 2006 Nobel Prizes.


Scientists have for the first time measured the speed of gravity and tested Einstein's assumption  or have they?

Plus is very proud to present Professor Stephen Hawking's own Birthday Symposium address.
