## News from the world of Maths

Our image of the week celebrates architect Antoni Gaudí's love of mathematical design.

Of numbers, beauty and bizarre animals.

We are very pleased with our new toy demonstrating the curvature of any smooth function – now you can try it out too!

One of our favourites images from the book *50 visions of mathematics*. It is of a demonstration at Imperial College in 1887 of the mathematical principles behind (or should that be underneath?) the Forth Bridge.

If you love physics and making movies then this is for you.The Foundational Questions Institute is excited to present its first-ever video contest.

Our image of the week is this beautiful image created to mark Germany's historic 7-1 win over Brazil in the World Cup semifinal this week.

It's one of the most beautiful sights in nature: fireflies illuminating the night with their synchronised flashing. Mathematicians have just solved a 40 year-old problem behind this striking phenomenon.