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We talk to pioneering mathematician Stephen Cook, who came up with the concept of NP-complete problems, about his work, computer science, and artificial intelligence.

There are problems that are easy to solve in theory, but impossible to solve in practice. Intrigued? Then join us on a journey through the world of complexity, all the way to the famous P versus NP conjecture.

How will the Universe end? In a big crunch? Or a big freeze? It all depends on its shape...

If you're bored with the average, then move on to the variance!

Got your popcorn? Picked a good seat? Are you sitting comfortably? Then let the credits roll...

How Heron of Alexandria missed his chance to explore the unknown mathematical land of complex numbers.

This article gives a short but thorough introduction to that fabled beast of mathematics: the Mandelbrot set.

Producing electricity securely, safely, reliably and cheaply has many challenges. Chris Budd explains that the answer to many of these issues is maths.