News from the world of Maths

November 22, 2013

As intelligent life forms in many universes join together to mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, we thought we'd add our own little anniversary acknowledgement by revisiting the Plus posters' moment of fame!

November 20, 2013

How to make a hard problem easy by changing the way you look at it.

November 19, 2013

A damaged space station, no ground communications, no power, and only one chance to get it right. No, it's not a movie but the words of astronaut Michael Foale, who used maths to save a space station — and his life.

November 6, 2013

A triangle has many centres....

November 4, 2013
You don't need to count to see that five apples are more than three oranges: you can tell just by looking. That's because you were born with a sense for number. But is that sense related to the mathematical abilities you develop later on?
October 21, 2013

We're now proud to announce that 50: Visions of mathematics is with the printers (well, nearly) and will be out for the world to read in spring 2014.

October 15, 2013

It's Ada Lovelace day, celebrating the work of women in mathematics, science, technology and engineering!

October 9, 2013

If chemistry makes you think of white lab coats and green liquids then think again. This year's Nobel prize goes to three researchers who "took chemical experiment into cyberspace".