Quantum computers often grab the science headlines. But what exactly is quantum computing? What will quantum computers be able to do, and when can we expect to have fully functional ones?

What is dark matter and how can the LHC find it?

How the maths that is used to predict earthquakes can help fight gang crime.

How a special kind of curve can keep your data safe.

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.

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