This year's prize goes to Srinivasa S. R. Varadhan
Mathematicians pin down symmetry
Plus went to see members of Norman Foster's group of architects to learn about the maths behind architecture.
Scientists develop ways of testing string theory against reality
The Eternity puzzle is back with a $2 million prize
How advanced mathematical techniques save lives.
A model borrowed from engineering may help save coral reefs
With this collection of letters Ian Stewart, accomplished mathematician, science writer, and even science fiction writer, accompanies a young and imaginary student on her path to becoming a professional mathematician. The letters address the questions that arise naturally at the crucial points in "Meg's" career, from leaving school and pondering whether to take a maths degree, through to becoming a fully established mathematician wondering how to juggle teaching and research.