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From dust to us

Where planets are born is not necessarily where they will stay…

The Fibonacci sequence: A brief introduction

Anything involving bunny rabbits has to be good.

The PEMDAS Paradox

What answer do you get when
you calculate 6÷ 2(1+2)?

Mysterious 6174

Start with your favourite four-digit number, follow these simple steps, and you'll never guess what happens next!

Maths behind the rainbow

Keats complained that a mathematical explanation of rainbows robs them of their magic, conquering "all mysteries by rule and line". But rainbow geometry is just as elegant as the rainbows themselves.

A ridiculously short introduction to some very basic quantum mechanics

Some general ideas in very few words and without equations.

Phantom jams

Traffic jams are particularly annoying when they occur for no apparent reason. A little maths goes a long way in explaining and avoiding such phantom jams.

No maths for Europe

The upcoming European Parliament elections are a political problem for the UK. But they also present a mathematical challenge which mathematicians from around Europe have been invited to solve.