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Andrew Wiles: what does it feel like to do maths?

Andrew Wiles tells us about what it was like to prove Fermat's Last Theorem, and what it feels like to do maths.

Spontaneous spirals

Simple mathematical rules can make for some interesting psychedelic science.

The maths of Spider-Man

If you want to climb vertical walls you need very large feet — or be as small as a gecko.

The festival of the spoken nerd

Steve Mould, Helen Arney and Matt Parker prove that nerdery is the new rock'n'roll.

Bach and the musical Möbius strip

Discover (and listen to) the Möbius strip that's hidden within one of Bach's famous canons.

'Calculating the cosmos'

In his latest book Ian Stewart explores the Universe through a mathematical eye.

'Can you solve my problems?'

In his latest puzzle book Alex Bellos uses maths to inspire and entertain.

'A farewell to ice'

Peter Wadhams' fascinating book explores the importance of sea ice for global climate and holds some grim warnings for the future.