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An interview with June Barrow-Green

We talk to June Barrow-Green about the history of women in mathematics.

Maths and politics

Mathematicians like to think that their field transcends politics, but as this brief history of the International Congress of Mathematicians shows, international mathematics has always been coloured by world events.

Maths in a minute: Transcendental numbers (and politics)

A quick introduction to transcendental numbers, a famous problem which relates to them, and how the person who solved it became a victim of political tensions.

What is pharmaceutical statistics?

Why does the pharmaceutical industry need statisticians and what do they do?

How to tame uncertainty

You may not know it, but you are relying on mathematical models many times every day. But models come with uncertainties — how to we get to grips with them?

Heisenberg's uncertainty principle

What happens if you squeeze the quantum fuzziness inherent in an electron's position?

Constructivism: An expert's view

Harvey Friedman tells us about a mathematical movement called constructivism and why we need it.

Inspiring the next generation

Nearly 18 million students took part in Brazil's maths olympiad for schools!