Escaping the tyranny of the straight line.

Atomic clocks are the best time keepers, but need to be kept incredibly cold. Paradoxically, the cooling is achieved by shining light on them.

Revolutionary laser tools built that have changed our lives have won the Nobel prize in physics.

Bitcoin is a digital currency that isn't regulated by any kind of central authority. The structure which allows this decentralisation is called blockchain. But how, and how well, does it work?

What do statisticians do in the pharmaceutical industry?

Mathematicians like to think that their field transcends politics, but as this brief history of the International Congress of Mathematicians shows, international mathematics has always been coloured by world events.

A quick introduction to transcendental numbers, a famous problem which relates to them, and how the person who solved it became a victim of political tensions.

The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) took place in Rio de Janeiro at the beginning of August. Here is all our coverage at a glance.