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Author: Rachel Thomas
Untangling a magnetic mystery
A new mathematical model might explain the strange magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune.
Fashion gets physical
Solving the mathematics of drapery may help change the way we shop.
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Understanding the noise
A mathematical approach might simplify studying how our genes operate.
Struggling for sixteen
A new attempt to solve Hilbert's 16th problem is causing controversy.
Researchers observe the Inverse Doppler effect for the first time.
Burning buried sunshine
How many ancient forests are in your tank?
Career interview: Audio software engineer
Skot McDonald talks to
about how he uses mathematics to understand music, and how he managed to combine his passions for music and computing to create a successful career.
Near miss or normal?
Is maths succeeding in putting astronomical threats in perspective?
Calling all code crackers
Fame, glory, and more importantly prizes are on offer in the National Cipher Challenge.
Maths in a minute: Local connectivity
How crinkly is crinkly?
Information, decisions and bits
A brief introduction to bits and why they're not the same as 0s and 1s.
How does your garden grow?
The division of plant cells is governed by their shape – just one example of how maths may reveal the...
How to predict an election
Forecasting election results is a sophisticated business.
The physics of elementary particles: Part I
It's amazing to think that our world is based on a handful of fundamental particles and forces. Find out how...
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