## Articles

**John Watling**and

**Allen Thomas**talk to

*Plus*about the vital role of maths in presenting criminal evidence.

**Brian Butterworth**tells us about research showing that even newborn babies have a basic understanding of number. It seems we are all mathematicians!

**Professor Kip Thorne**shows us how to eavesdrop on these cosmic events by watching for telltale gravitational waves.

**Professor Gerardus 't Hooft**has always been fascinated by the mathematical mysteries of nature. He tells

*Plus*about his early life, and what our Universe might really be like.

**Sir Martin Rees**gives

*Plus*a whistlestop tour of some of the more extraordinary features of our cosmos, and explains how lucky we are that the universe is the way it is.

*Plus*talks to

**Sir Roger Penrose**about all this and more.