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Outer space: A matter of gravity
What is the cosmological constant?
Graphical methods I: Slug wars
To arm or to disarm? This is the question in
article, which explores the maths behind a cold war in slug world.
Mysterious number 6174
6174 is a very mysterious number.
explains why, and how beautiful mathematical oddities can inspire us to discover new mathematics.
Everyone knows what symmetry is, and the ability to spot it seems to be hard-wired into our brains.
explains how not only shapes, but also laws of nature can be symmetrical, and how this aids our understanding of the universe.
What is a black hole – mathematically?
Pau Figueras explains how Einstein's theories predicted the existence of black holes, and how to describe...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
Physics in a minute: What's the problem with quantum gravity?
At the heart of modern physics lurks a terrible puzzle: the two main theories that describe the world we...
Middle class problems
A famous question involving networks appears to have come closer to an answer.
Ramanujan surprises again
A fascinating discovery sheds new light on the work of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
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