Nobody has ever found an odd perfect number. So do they exist at all and, if yes, what do they look like?
The answer comes from the physics of waves.
Perfect numbers have foxed mathematicians for over 2000 years. Here's a quick look at the long struggle to find them.
From Fibonacci to spirals: explore the mathematical wonders of metallic numbers.
You've heard of the golden ratio but have you heard of the silver ratio? And all its other cousins called the metallic numbers? Read this article to meet the family!
For over 250 years minimal surfaces have been playing hide and seek with mathematicians. But what are they and why are they interesting?
Are these methods fair?
With a bit of maths, yes!