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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.

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

Cosmology has an ambitious goal: to understand the Universe in its entirety. Find out more here.

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

Why your muesli shakes down in unexpected ways.

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

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.

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