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The selfish herd

From flocks of starlings to spiral galaxies: this article explores examples of emergent phenomena in nature.

A conversation with Caucher Birkar

Fields medallist Caucher Birkar tells us about his work and his unusual mathematical journey.

The physics of language

Sanjaye Ramgoolam uses techniques from physics in linguistics, the study of languages. Find out more in this video.

Seeing double

The double copy is an attempt to get at one of the hardest problems of modern physics by finding similarities in the maths of different theories. In this video Nadia Bahjat-Abbas explains.

Emmy Noether and the power of symmetry

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

GIMPS sets new prime record

A new prime number with nearly 25 million digits was discovered just in time for Christmas.

Farewell to a legend

Sir Michael Atiyah, one of the most important mathematicians of the twentieth century, dies aged 89.

Maths in a minute: Equal temperatures

At any point in time there are two points on the Earth's equator with the same temperature. Don't believe it? Here's a proof.