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Mind the gap
May 13, 2003
Can Dan Goldston and Cem Yalcin Yildrim repair the hole in their proof to make the biggest breakthrough in prime number theory for 80 years?
May 7, 2003
Researchers have used mathematical modelling to understand the evolution of the influenza virus.
May 7, 2003
The mathematics of Grigori Perelman may earn him a million dollars, if no holes are found in his proof of the Poincaré Conjecture.
Write maths and win cash!
May 1, 2003
Win cold hard cash and bring mathematics to the people by entering the THES and OUP science writing competition.
From kaleidoscopes to soccer balls
April 30, 2003
The work of Donald Coxeter, who died on 31 March 2003, will continue to inspire both mathematicians and artists.
April 23, 2003
Winning the first Abel Prize just might elevate mathematician Jean-Pierre Serre to celebrity status!
GM trials come a cropper
April 8, 2003
As the largest experiment ever conducted on GM crops ends, environmentalists are concerned that the maths might not add up.
Maths on the brain
March 19, 2003
Mathematicians are testing a silicon chip that mimics the function of a part of the human brain concerned with memory. Is this some maths you'd rather not forget?
Einstein and relativity: Part I
Read about the rocky road to one of Einstein's greatest achievements: the general theory of relativity, which...
Another way of voting
Should we let go of the "one person, one vote" principle?
Finding your place in the world
What are global coordinates?
Life's quantum crystal ball
Does the ability to predict the future define the fundamental difference between living and inanimate matter?
Kissing the curve – manifolds in many dimensions
Following on from our previous article about curvature of lines and surfaces, we now move up to curvature of...
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