Articles

A quick introduction to transcendental numbers, a famous problem which relates to them, and how the person who solved it became a victim of political tensions.

The Nevanlinna prize winner Constantinos Daskalakis explains why equilibrium may be unattainable and why it's good to be constructive.

Harvey Friedman tells us about a mathematical movement called constructivism and why we need it.

Spider solitaire is a popular online game. But are users right in their suspicion that some programs are rigged?

How can we get a grip on the uncertainties in mathematical models?

Can a mathematical object be said to exist if you can't construct it?

The limits to what we can observe are not only a matter of science, but also of politics and economics.

Physics is all about observation. But how much can we actually see with the naked eye?