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Before the Big Bang
A new mathematical model explores the time before the big bang
Winning background research
There might not be a Nobel Prize for mathematics, but maths is at the heart of the 2006 Nobel Prizes.
Catching waves with Kip Thorne
What happens when one black hole meets another?
Professor Kip Thorne
shows us how to eavesdrop on these cosmic events by watching for telltale gravitational waves.
Happy Birthday Stephen Hawking!
This issue of
is a special, marking the occasion of Stephen Hawking's 60th birthday. Plus attended his
in Cambridge, where we interviewed some of the world's most influential mathematicians and physicists.
No place like home for Martin Rees
Sir Martin Rees
a whistlestop tour of some of the more extraordinary features of our cosmos, and explains how lucky we are that the universe is the way it is.
Stephen Hawking's 60 years in a nutshell
is very proud to present
Professor Stephen Hawking
's own Birthday Symposium address.
So you think you can add up?
Why do we add fractions the way we do? A very close look at addition reveals the answer — and it also works...
Solving quadratics in pictures
How to derive the famous quadratic formula from pictures, just like the Babylonians did.
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Outer space: Where to stand to look at statues
John D. Barrow tells us how to get the best view!
Why the Met Office needs a £97m supercomputer
The complex maths of weather and climate.
The philosophy of cosmology
Can philosophy help explain our Universe?
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