In these two short videos the legendary Andrew Wiles talks about what it was like to prove Fermat's Last Theorem, and what it feels like to do maths.
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An insightful look at the climate models that predict our future.
Five favourite problems inspired by Leonhard Euler, one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.
With intelligent machines taking over more and more of our jobs, what does the rise of AI mean for humanity?
Can mathematics predict the inevitable consequences of climate change? And more importantly, can it suggest ways to reduce, or even prevent some of these consequences?
The 19th century experienced a geometrical revolution. Find out how the new geometries that were discovered shaped philosophy, science, culture and art.
Find out how some black holes are bigger on the inside than they are on the outside.
Discover the beauty of surface tension!
Playing with infinity can lead to surprising outcomes – find out how with a big bag of balls and some superpowers.
Find out why leap years exist, why you have to wait 400 years for your birthday pattern to repeat, and why there are so many Fridays falling on a 13th.
What would happen if the Sun exploded?
Some uncomfortable problems in our understanding of life.
If there's a multiverse, then how many of its component universes are like our own? Fred Adams has made some calculations.
Politician Douglas Carswell has been arguing with scientists about what causes the tides. We've figured out who's right.
Sara Zahedi has won a prestigious prize at the European Congress of Maths. Your future medical diagnoses, and even the welfare of sea life, may depend on her work.
James Maynard, one of the prize winners at the European Congress of Mathematics, is counting primes that don't have 7s in them. But why?
Why are physicists unsure about what it means to say that something has happened? Anthony Aguirre and Sean Carroll explain.
Number the dots so that each line of three adds up to 22.