News from the world of Maths

May 1, 1997

Chess world champion Gary Kasparov has been defeated by Deep Blue, the world's highest ranking chess computer.

January 1, 1997

You may think that searching for new prime numbers is a job for super-computers. However, on 13th November 1996, Frenchman Joel Armengaud discovered a new one using his humble PC.

January 1, 1997

If this issue's Puzzle page whets your appetite for solving mathematical puzzles online then you might like to look at a new internet journal, Interact, published by the NRICH Maths project.