News from the world of Maths

March 29, 2016

Using the trajectory of a billiard ball to assign customers to queues.

March 24, 2016

Mathematician Katie Steckles tells us about her favourite mathematical moments and why being creative is essential in maths.

March 24, 2016

How to optimally fill a box with eight-dimensional oranges.

March 21, 2016

A new competition invites young people aged 11 to 19 to explore the history of maths for a chance to win cash prizes.

March 18, 2016

One of the greatest honours in maths has been awarded for the proof of Fermat's last theorem.

March 14, 2016

We celebrate the most famous of mathematical constants with a circle puzzle.

March 8, 2016

We're celebrating the occasion with some favourite talks by female mathematicians of the last year.

February 12, 2016
Finally we can be sure — black holes, those gravitational monsters that gobble up everything that gets too close to them, do exist.