Following on from our previous article about curvature of lines and surfaces, we now move up to curvature of their higher dimensional equivalent – manifolds.
To celebrate the centenary of the general theory of relativity we asked physicist David Tong to explain the theory and the equation that expresses it. Watch the video or read the article!
El Niño is a climate event without equal, causing droughts, floods, hurricanes and typhoons around the globe. How can we understand and predict it?
Read about the rocky road to one of Einstein's greatest achievements: the general theory of relativity, which celebrates its centenary this year.
What are global coordinates?
The division of plant cells is governed by their shape – just one example of how maths may reveal the fundamental laws underlying biology.
A brief introduction to bits and why they're not the same as 0s and 1s.
What are mathematical proofs, why do we need them and what can they say about sheep?
This year's Abel prize shows you can wrap anything, no matter how weirdly shaped.
Can you measure information? It's a tricky question — but people have tried and come up with very interesting ideas.