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Emmy Noether: Against the odds

A brief look at Emmy Noether's challenging journey to become one of the twentieth century's great
mathematicians.

Maths around the clock

Bored with 1 to 12? Then have a look at these mathematical clock faces!

Seeing proof

Having trouble with algebra? Then try these visual proofs of two well-known algebraic identities.

Emmy Noether and the power of symmetry

We celebrate the centenary of a mathematical result that changed the character of physics.

Fantastic fractals

Escape the "tyranny of the straight line" with those beautifully complex, and useful, shapes called fractals.

Packing spheres

Maryna Viazovska made a major breakthrough in the theory of sphere packings in 2016. In this article she tells us what she did and how she did it.

From an ecologist's nightmare to a mathematician's dream

How do invading species, such as the common bushtail possum, get to where they are not wanted? A little graph theory has the answer.

'Is that a big number?'

From national debt to theatre capacities – Andrew Elliott's book puts numbers into context.