News from the world of Maths

June 25, 2014

Five mathematicians turned into millionaires this week when they were awarded the Breakthrough Prize set up by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner.

June 23, 2014
Alan Turing

Monday 23 June 2014 would have been Alan Turing's 102nd birthday. One of the 20th century's great mathematicians, Turing made profound contributions to a wide range of fields including computer science, artificial intelligence and mathematical biology, and played a key role in the codebreaking work at Bletchley Park during World War II. Learn more about his life and mathematical work with these articles and video.

June 20, 2014

Recently we had to learn about tensors for an upcoming article. Although they seem confusing at first, they are just a way of capturing information we are all used to. Nothing to feel tense about!

June 17, 2014
David Spiegelhalter at the 2011 Cambridge Science Festival

Congratulations to Plus contributors David Spiegelhalter and Helen Mason, who join Maggie Smith, Angelina Jolie and Daniel Day-Lewis in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours list!

June 17, 2014

How we miss Paul the psychic octopus and his uncannily accurate predictions of world cup glory! And we're not the only ones, Google clearly does too! But just how psychic was Paul anyway?

June 13, 2014

Three steps for ensuring penalty success.

June 13, 2014

The Astronomer Royal examines the evolution of our Universe and the important role of the constants of nature in this filmed public talk.

May 16, 2014

We joined HRH Princess Anne and many great mathematicians to celebrating 50 years of the IMA at the Royal Society.