## Articles

This year's Nobel Prize for Physics brings together the physics of materials with one of our favourite areas of maths – *topology*.

When it comes to the entire cosmos, we humans are incredibly small and insignificant. But that's precisely why we need to take ourselves into account when thinking about the Universe. Find out why.

A brief introduction to the strange theory of quantum mechanics and how it appears to afford a special role to observers.

How the need to locate your location at sea led to some interesting mathematics.

Here's one of the most elegant proofs in all of maths. Rejoice in its simplicity!

A quick look at the role of mathematics in communication — from making and breaking codes to making sure messages arrive intact.

If only the fittest survive, how can we explain the evolution of altruism? Mathematics has some answers.