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

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.

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

How do you make a stealth aircraft that's invisible to radar? An area of maths called random matrix theory holds the answer.

Fully functioning invisibility cloaks are closer to becoming a reality than you might think. Here's a quick look at the maths and science involved in producing them.

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

Why your muesli shakes down in unexpected ways.

Is the proposed ABBA rule for penalty shootouts really fairer than the existing rule? Maths shows that it is, and also suggests another, more subtle rule.