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Taking apart the CMB picture using the maths of sound.

To understand the why the cosmic microwave background tells us so much about the Universe, you first need to understand what created it: sound waves travelling through the early Universe.

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.

The cosmic microwave background is the earliest light we can see in the Universe. So important is this baby picture of the Universe, it's been involved in two Nobel Prizes. Why?

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

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

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