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A conversation with Caucher Birkar

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

GIMPS sets new prime record

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

How do we remember? And how quickly do we forget?

Maths describes the way we create and lose our collective memories.

Farewell to a legend

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

What is machine learning?

Find out how a little bit of maths enables machines to learn from experience.

Seeing proof

Having trouble with algebra? Then try these visual proofs of two well-known algebraic identities.

Emmy Noether and the power of symmetry

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

Maths in a minute: Higher dimensions

In normal life higher dimensions smack of science fiction, but in mathematics they are nothing out of the ordinary. Find out why the concept isn't as weird as it first seems.