geometry

How big is the bird?

Viazovska is only the second woman to receive a Fields Medal, for her ground-breaking proof to a problem we're all familiar with.

Maryna Viazovska has won one of this year's Fields Medals for a ground-breaking result in the theory of sphere packings.

Flying a plane on a secret mission? Some basic geometry can help you avoid being captured by an adversary.

When it comes to doing maths, a picture can be worth a thousand equations.

A beautiful argument to show that all parabolae are similar.

Some basic trigonometry can deliver vital evidence from the scene of a crime.

The beautiful rose curve has an odd pattern to the number of its petals – this student and teacher team explain why...

Do you like curves? The you'll love tricurves and their ghostly phantoms!

As we are well over half way through advent, we thought today we'd look towards the future of the Universe

Don't like trigonometry? Don't worry, here are three beautiful proofs of a well-known result that make do without it.

Henry Wilton has won a Whitehead Prize for work that combines geometry and algebra.

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