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Author: Owen Daniel
The death of the lightning calculator
Runner up in the schools category
Being good at mental arithmetic isn't going to gain you much street cred these days. But, as
explains, not so long ago it was a sure route to fame and fortune — even if you were a horse.
What is general relativity?
To celebrate the centenary of the general theory of relativity we asked physicist David Tong to explain the...
Maths in a minute: Pretend primes
Fermat's little theorem and fake primes.
From Arsenal to RSA: An interview with Marcus du Sautoy
Marcus du Sautoy talks about football, cryptography, and numbers.
Rewriting the enormous theorem
Mathematicians are busy tidying up the largest proof in history.
Life's quantum crystal ball
Does the ability to predict the future define the fundamental difference between living and inanimate matter?
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