News from the world of Maths

June 23, 2016

Keith Mansfield tells us how being able to do maths turns you into a superhero, helps you work out why we haven't yet been contacted by aliens, and remembers his favourite mathematical moment.

June 16, 2016

What's the best spot to aim a penalty at?

June 13, 2016

Mathematical model predicts Olympic success.

May 31, 2016

How popular and successful are you? Not as much as your friends is the sad answer, at least as far as Twitter is concerned.

May 27, 2016

Nira Chamberlain tells us how solving difficult maths problems can be like fighting an invisible boxer.

May 5, 2016

Where does our ability to do abstract maths come from? A new study sheds some fascinating light on the question.

April 29, 2016

Vicky explains how maths is an adventure that's really worth having.

April 29, 2016
You may not have heard his name, but you're making use of his work every single day: Claude Shannon, hailed the father of the information age, would have turned 100 this week.