Articles

Can simple equations really describe the complex world we live in?

How simples rules can result in very complex outcomes.

We all know what symmetry is. But why does it play such a central role in modern physics?

A closer look at the power of symmetry in physics.

China has recently revoked its one-child policy. What better occasion to explore the mathematics of population growth with a surprising example.

It would be foolish to ignore evidence. Luckily Bayes' theorem shows us how to take it in into account.

Find out why leap years exist, why you have to wait 400 years for your birthday pattern to repeat, and why there are so many Fridays falling on a 13th.

Does reality arise from information? What does this even mean? Anton Zeilinger explains the impact of John Wheeler's radical idea.