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Author: Robert L. Devaney
Unveiling the Mandelbrot set
You've probably seen pictures of the famed Mandelbrot set and its mysterious cousins, the Julia sets. In this article
Robert L. Devaney
explores the maths behind these beauties and shows that they're loaded with mathematical meaning.
Playing with numbers
Here's a game: pick a positive natural number and if yours is the smallest number no one else has picked, you...
What is a black hole – physically?
Small, dark, and very hard to see. This and far more indepth answers to every question you ever wanted to...
Information about information
What is information and how does it shape our reality?
What is a black hole – mathematically?
Pau Figueras explains how Einstein's theories predicted the existence of black holes, and how to describe...
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...
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