News from the world of Maths

October 1, 2013

What happens when you shrink infinity to a point? You get a sphere!

September 16, 2013

James Clerk Maxwell realised, in 1864, that electricity and magnetism were just two sides of the same coin and that light was made up of electromagnetic waves. He developed an elegant theory describing the unified force of electromagnetism and the equations that describe the dynamics of an electromagnetic field now carry his name.

September 12, 2013

If you're looking for a change of scene next Tuesday lunchtime why not go along to hear Raymond Flood, Gresham Professor of Geometry, talk about "Butterflies, Chaos and Fractals", 1pm on Tuesday, 17 September 2013, at the Museum of London. It's just one of a selection of great free public lectures given by Gresham Professors over the upcoming months.

September 10, 2013

Images are now being taken on the world's most powerful digital camera. For over 500 nights over the next five years the Dark Energy Camera will photograph the light from more than 100,000 galaxies up to 8 billion light-years away in each image.

September 4, 2013

In their new show X&Y Marcus du Sautoy and Victoria Gould use mathematics and the theatre to navigate the known and unknown reaches of our world.

August 29, 2013

If you like the Rubik's cube then you might love the Magic Cube. It's got numbers on the little faces rather than colours and it's quite a bit harder.

August 16, 2013

A nice new interactive map shows how papers published in various maths related areas relate.

August 9, 2013
If you've enjoyed the origami articles on Plus and live in or near London, then here's your chance to see some live origami maths.