creativity

What were your most creative experiences at school? Art? Music? English? Maths? That last one might not be the obvious choice for many of us, but that is exactly the type of opportunity we are hoping to create in a new project. To help us get started, we asked researchers what role creativity has in their work.

At last month's Cambridge Science Festival we had great fun trying out a hands-on (or rather feet-on) activity based on one of our favourite puzzles – the bridges of Königsberg. We were really pleased with how it went, so we thought we'd share our game for others to put on at their own science or maths event.

Can we always find order in systems that are disordered? If so, just how large does a system have to be to contain a certain amount of order?

A Gömböc is a strange thing. It wriggles and rolls around with an apparent will of its own. Until quite recently, no-one knew whether Gömböcs even existed. Even now, Gábor Domokos, one of their discoverers, reckons that in some sense they barely exists at all.

We've read the book. We've bought the T-shirt. And now, finally, here it is: the movie of one of our favourite maths problems

How to make a hard problem easy by changing the way you look at it.

A quick and easy way of adding using handshakes.

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