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Phenomenal physics

What is a particle phenomenologist?

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A geometry for strings

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 save the day

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

Synchronised swimming

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

The Abel Prize 2019

Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck has been awarded the Abel Prize 2019!

Saving whales using Pythagoras

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

Maths in a minute: Flipping pancakes

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

Our theory of very nearly everything: gravity

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

Our theory of very nearly everything: quantum fields

What is everything made of? In the third article in this series, Elias Gårding takes us down the QFT rabbit hole.

Our theory of very nearly everything: matter and forces

What is everything made of? In the second article in this series, Elias Gårding reveals the equation that captures (almost) all the known laws of nature.

Our theory of very nearly everything: the particles

What is everything made of? Elias Gårding begins a fascinating series of articles that will tell you everything we currently know about the answer to this question.

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