mathematics and art

Our images of the week show the amazing snow art created by Simon Beck.

Given there's a finite number of notes on a scale, can we still find a brand new melody? Perhaps they've all been written already!

Our image of the week celebrates architect Antoni Gaudí's love of mathematical design.

Our image of the week!

Interalia is a show by Turner Prize winning artist Grenville Davey and theoretical physicist David Berman.

Saul Schleimer and Henry Segerman show off some of their beautiful 3D printed mathematical structures.

Mathematics and theatre are both imagined things that need to be consistent. So what better way to explore mathematical ideas than through theatre? We talk to Marcus du Sautoy, Victoria Gould and Dermot Keany about their new show, X&Y.

Why are drug induced hallucinations so compelling that they apparently provided much of the inspiration for early forms of abstract art? Researchers suggest that the answer hinges on an interplay between the mathematics of pattern formation and a mechanism that generates a sense of value and meaning.

Alan Turing was a mathematician and WWII code breaker who was convicted of homosexuality in the 1950s, chemically castrated as a result, died young in mysterious circumstances and still hasn't received all the recognition
he deserves. His life clearly makes great material for a play — but a musical? We talk to the directors and lead actor of The Universal Machine.

The universal machine is a musical about Alan Turing, the mathematician and WWII code breaker who was convicted of homosexuality in the 1950s, chemically castrated as a result, and died young in mysterious circumstances. How do you turn such a story, and the maths in it, into a musical? We talked to writer and director David Byrne, Richard Delaney, who plays Turing, and Assistant Director Natalie York.

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