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Author: Rachel Thomas
Mission to Mars
The geometry says that now is the right time for a mission to Mars.
Is now a good time?
Mathematics is helping machines decide when is the best time to interrupt us with a call or email.
Researchers have used mathematical modelling to understand the evolution of the influenza virus.
The mathematics of Grigori Perelman may earn him a million dollars, if no holes are found in his proof of the Poincaré Conjecture.
Write maths and win cash!
Win cold hard cash and bring mathematics to the people by entering the THES and OUP science writing competition.
From kaleidoscopes to soccer balls
The work of Donald Coxeter, who died on 31 March 2003, will continue to inspire both mathematicians and artists.
Winning the first Abel Prize just might elevate mathematician Jean-Pierre Serre to celebrity status!
GM trials come a cropper
As the largest experiment ever conducted on GM crops ends, environmentalists are concerned that the maths might not add up.
Faster than a falling bullet...
Scientists have for the first time measured the speed of gravity and tested Einstein's assumption - or have they?
Through the looking-glass
Some molecules - thalidomide, for example - come in both left and right handed versions, while others are indistinguishable from their reflections.
finds out about the role of mathematical
symmetry in chemistry
Preserving species in the face of climate change
Can mathematics predict the inevitable consequences of climate change? And more importantly, can it suggest...
Happy birthday Claude Shannon!
You may not have heard his name, but you're making use of his work every single day: Claude Shannon, hailed...
Maths in a minute: The central limit theorem
Opinion polls, election forecasts, testing new medical drugs — none of these would be possible without the...
Maths in a minute: n-body problems
Why too many bodies present a problem.
Don't judge a black hole by its area
Find out how some black holes are bigger on the inside than they are on the outside.
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