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

Human beings are wilful and don't always act rationally. Yet, mathematical models of the behaviour of crowds are surprisingly accurate.

From flocks of starlings to spiral galaxies: this article explores examples of emergent phenomena in nature.

Find out how a square grid and some simple rules can generate complex patterns and life-like behaviour.

At any point in time there are two points on the Earth's equator with the same temperature.

Are you an emerging engineer, mathematician or scientist who doesn't have the support of a school, university, or other research organisation? Then the Spirit of Ramanujan project might be able to help.

A hundred years ago Ramanujan was elected FRS. Here is a look at the maths that gained him the title.

In normal life higher dimensions smack of science fiction, but in mathematics they are nothing out of the ordinary.