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Making penalties fairer

Is the proposed ABBA rule for penalty shootouts really fairer than the existing rule? Maths shows that it is, and also suggests another, more subtle rule.

Material maths

From bendy rocks to communicating crystals and invisibility cloaks — discover the fascinating maths of the materials that make up our lives.

The best of both worlds

Meet a mathematician who works in the (non-empty) intersection between pure maths and physics.

Celebrating Stephen Hawking

In memory of Stephen Hawking we look at the equation he was most proud of.

A conversation with Stephen Cook

We talk to pioneering mathematician and computer Scientist Stephen Cook, who came up with the concept of NP-complete problems, about his work, computers, and artificial intelligence.

Exploring rare genetic resources

You could help researchers understand the genetics, and potential links, between mathematical talent and autism.

Maths in a minute: Compound interest and e

Compound interest is the curse of debt and the blessing of saving. Find out how it works and what it has to do with one of the most important numbers in mathematics.

Happy e day!

Today is e day! Celebrate the lovely number e with some of our favourite articles on the topic.