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Who will top the Rio medal table?

Mathematical model predicts Olympic success.

The financial ether

Current physical theories suggest that beautiful symmetries underly the fundamental particles and forces of nature. We describe those symmetries using an analogy from economics, and even rediscover the famous Higgs boson.

Citizen scientists count sunflower spirals

Does the famous Fibonacci sequence always appear in sunflower seed heads?

Some highlights from the ECM 2016

Prime numbers, fluid dynamics and architecture at the European Congress of Mathematics in Berlin.

Mathematical moments: Keith Mansfield

Keith Mansfield tells us how being able to do maths turns you into a superhero, helps you work out why we haven't yet been contacted by aliens, and remembers his favourite mathematical moment.

Can cats do logic?

A new study shows they can! At least better than was previously thought.

Counting the trees of life

How many possible genetic relationships are there between a collection of different species? The answer is mind-bogglingly large.

The European Congress of Mathematics 2016

We have arrived in Berlin for a week of the best maths in Europe.