As the world prepares for the worst, we explore the maths that can help us stop a pandemic.
Perfect numbers have foxed mathematicians for over 2000 years. Here's a quick look at the long struggle to find them.
For over 250 years minimal surfaces have been playing hide and seek with mathematicians. But what are they and why are they interesting?
Was the Brexit result fair? Will the general election be fair? Can any election ever be fair? Find out more about the maths of democracy with these articles.
What do young researchers in maths and computer science work on? We find out at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2019. From crime scene investigation to theoretical investigations of computer algorithms, the range is wide.
Find out how these humble animals have inspired computer algorithms to solve complex real-world problems.
We look back over how our picture of gravity has changed Image courtesy NASA.
How do green algae manage a perfect breaststroke even though they haven't got a brain? The maths of synchronisation explains and even sheds light on evolution.
What is everything made of?
Building images out of ripples...
You've heard of the golden ratio. But have you heard of the silver ratio, the bronze ratio, indeed the whole infinite family of metallic siblings? If not then read this.
With just a few months to go until the UEFA European Cup, here's how you can make your office sweepstake a lot fairer and more exciting.
Nothing, not even light, can escape from a black hole. Or can it? Find out about one of Stephen Hawking's most radical results.
The laws of nature say that information can never be lost, so what happens when a black hole swallows it? Explore a mystery that intrigued Stephen Hawking until the end of his life.
Wim Hordijk provides the answer with a look at the maths and physics of waves.
After 2000 years of searching we only know of 51 perfect numbers and they're all even. What else do and don't we know about these rare and precious jewels of maths?
Nobody has ever found an odd perfect number. So do they exist at all and, if yes, what do they look like?
How should you share the profits of a deal to make sure everyone gets their fair due? This ancient puzzle shows the answer is not always obvious.