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Dodging Doppler: Atomic clocks and laser cooling

Atomic clocks are the best time keepers we have, but to function they need to be kept incredibly cold. Paradoxically, the cooling is achieved by shining light on them. Find out how with Nobel laureate Bill Phillips.

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.

Maths around the clock

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

Blockchain: Spreading trust

Bitcoin is a digital currency that isn't regulated by any kind of central authority. The structure which allows this decentralisation is called blockchain, and is currently a hot topic in the tech world. But how, and how well, does it work?

Fantastic fractals

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

Mathscon: Reshaping perceptions of mathematics

We're looking forward to the next Mathscon event!

Packing spheres: Maryna Viazovska

We talk to Maryna Viazovska, who in 2016 made a breakthrough in the theory of sphere packings.