Producing electricity securely, safely, reliably and cheaply, has many challenges. Chris Budd explains that the answer to many of these issues is maths.
Gravitational waves have opened a new window on the Universe. Find out what they are, how they were detected, and what they promise to reveal.
Young researchers at this year's Heidelberg Laureate Forum tell us about their work.
Our digital lives rely on distributed computer systems, such as the internet, but understanding the order of events in such systems is not always straightforward.
How to make images out of ripples of pixels...
Celebrate female mathematicians with this selection of interviews and videos, which accompany the Women of Mathematics photo exhibition.
Imagine your weight depended on the colour of your underwear! Something quite similar may be happening when you are measuring things in quantum physics. Find out more here...
Are you stumped by the dating game? Never fear — Plus is here! This article looks at one of the central questions of dating: how many people should you date before settling for something serious?
Can the very act of observing something change what's being observed? This series of articles and videos explores some basic questions about the role of the observers in physics.
This year's Nobel Prize for Physics brings together the physics of materials with one of our favourite areas of maths – topology.
This year's Nobel Prize in Physics has gone to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip Thorne for their role in the detection of gravitational waves.
Want to understand chaos? Then have a look at this famous brainchild of the mathematician Stephen Smale.
Quantum particles that are both light and matter help solve infamous NP hard problems.
In a previous article we found a Möbius strip in Bach's music. This time it's a doughnut shape.
What's wrong with this probability argument?
The "quantum mechanic" talks about how quantum computers might impact society and the limits of measurement.
Photo © Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation / Kreutzer – 2017.
This talk traces the history of zero, looks at its role in maths and science, and even finds a link to the London Underground map.