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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.

Abel Prize 2018: the power of asking good questions

Robert Langlands has been awarded the 2018 Abel Prize for his "visionary programme".

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.

David Spiegelhalter's favourite people of science

David Spiegelhalter, one of our favourite experts on statistics, recently joined David Attenborough, Bill Bryson and other eminent contributors on the Royal Society's People of Science series. You can watch the video here.