News from the world of Maths

November 19, 2014

There are many theories in particle physics that cannot be tested in experiments. Does this make it unscientific? This debate, featuring one of our favourite theoretical physicists, David Tong, explores the question.

November 17, 2014

If you roll a parabola along a straight line then the shape its focus traces out as it goes is ... a catenary!

November 12, 2014

Why do diamonds sparkle? Where is the 4th dimension in Dali's paintings? Find out the answer to these and 98 other questions about maths and art at John Barrow's talk to launch his new book.

November 5, 2014

Our image of the week is all about chemistry!

November 3, 2014

Why does a long pole help balance?

November 3, 2014

The complex maths of weather and climate.

October 23, 2014

Happy tenth birthday to Maths Inspiration – the fantastic project that has delivered interactive maths shows to over 100,000 teenagers!

October 23, 2014

How maths helps us understand and fight infectious diseases.