# Articles

In preparation for this year's snooker world championship, Wim Hordijk finds some powerful maths behind snooker statistics...

If, as string theory suggests, the world is made of strings, then what does that mean for a geometry of points? Find out more in this video.

Inverse problems are mathematical detective problems. They can help solve crimes, are used in medical imaging, and much more.

How do green algae manage a perfect breaststroke even though they haven't got a brain? Enter the maths of synchronisation.

One of the greatest threats to whales is being struck by ships. Find out how Pythagoras' theorem can help avoid this.

In time for pancake day here's a problem about flipping pancakes. It turns out to be surprisingly hard.

What is everything made of? In the final article in this series, Elias Gårding takes us to the very edge of our current knowledge.