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Against the odds
looks back at the remarkable life of pioneering mathematician Emmy Amalie Noether (1882-1935). Despite her constant struggles to make her way in a man's world, she made significant contributions to the development of modern algebra.
Writing the unwritable: up-arrow notation
How to write down unimaginably large numbers using just a few symbols.
Mathematical mysteries: the Goldbach conjecture
Can every even number greater than 2 can be written as the sum of two primes? It's one of the trickiest...
Maths in a minute: Writing infinite sums
How to write a sum that's infinitely long.
Let them eat cake — and drink vodka
Language analysis shows how the nation's tastes have changed.
When things get weird with infinite sums
What is 1-1+1-1+1-1+...? How infinite sums challenge our notion of arithmetic.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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