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Taking apart the CMB picture using the maths of sound.

Some of the Universe's most important secrets are hidden in the shape of a beautiful undulating curve: the power spectrum of the cosmic microwave spectrum. This article explains how.

Physicists believe that around 82% of all the matter in the Universe is invisible dark matter. But if it's invisible how do they know it's there?

What is dark energy and how do we know it's there?

Since he Universe is all there is, there's nothing for it to expand into. So what does "expansion" mean?

Cambridge mathematicians and physicists remember their most famous colleague with fondness.

Rock and its use for tools and buildings has shaped human civilisation. Here's an introduction to the maths of rocks.

From communication technology to LCD displays: crystals are a hugely important part of modern life. Find out more about them with this article.