## Articles

**Liz Newton**takes you on a journey of origami, maths and science.

**Burkard Polster**and

**Marty Ross**explain why, and explore the maths behind bell ringing.

**Burkard Polster**explains how to get to grips with the bewildering range of juggling possibilities and invites you to do your own virtual juggling.

**Josefina Alvarez**and

**Cesar L. Garcia**investigate.

**Ben Evans**explains how maths is used to build this car.

**Tim Johnson**was drawn into financial maths, not through an interest in finance, but because he was interested in making good decisions in the face of uncertainty. Tim explores the development of this interface between abstract mathematics and our everyday lives, and explains why a painting may only be worth its wall space.

**Gábor Domokos**, one of their discoverers, reckons that in some sense they barely exists at all. So what are Gömböcs and what makes them special?

We are proud to present the winners of the *Plus* New Writers Award 2009. The winners were chosen by our three prominent judges for each of the three categories — schools, university and general public.

Read the winning entries now!