How to (im)prove mathematics
Find out how a story starting with the simple notion of counting ends in a revolutionary new way of doing maths that uses computers to harness the power of human collaboration!
Find out how a story starting with the simple notion of counting ends in a revolutionary new way of doing maths that uses computers to harness the power of human collaboration!
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Artificial intelligence is changing all our lives - even the lives of mathematicians! Yang-Hui He tells us about his exciting new conjecture, developed with the help of AI, that reveals patterns in the prime numbers that look like flocks of birds.
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If a shape has equal sides and all 90 degree angles then it's a square, right? Well, wrong! Find out how to draw right-angled triangles and even pentagons in this short article.
Meet the number that's bigger than the observable Universe!
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The golden ratio has many amazing properties. But is it really a secret of nature and the epitome of beauty?
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Frederick Manners has won a prestigious EMS Prize at the European Congress of Mathematics 2024 for, among other things, a problem involving pyjamas.
Tom Hutchcroft has won a prestigious EMS Prize at the European Congress of Mathematics 2024, for work on mathematical models that can help us figure out phase transitions.
Richard Montgomery has won a prestigious EMS Prize at the European Congress of Mathematics 2024 for work on objects so ubiquitous in everyday life it's easy to forget they're mathematical: networks.
The ninth European Congress of Mathematics has kicked off in Seville, Spain, and we're here too!
How we behave can have far greater impacts than just on our own daily lives. But how do you mathematically describe the messiness of human behaviour?
How many different surfaces are there? The question seems impossible to answer but mathematicians are good at dealing with multitudes. Follow us into the world of moduli spaces!
With bird flu spreading through cattle herds in the US and infecting humans, the diseases poses a severe threat to wild life, poultry and also people. What can mathematical modelling do to help?
What exactly do we mean when we say group theory is the study of symmetry? Group actions make precise what it means for a group to act by symmetries on an object.