## News from the world of Maths

It's nearly time for the *Plus* Advent Calendar!

This year has seen a flurry of results as mathematicians hunt down the elusive proof of the twin prime conjecture. Will they get their wish for Christmas this year?

As intelligent life forms in many universes join together to mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, we thought we'd add our own little anniversary acknowledgement by revisiting the Plus posters' moment of fame!

How to make a hard problem easy by changing the way you look at it.

A damaged space station, no ground communications, no power, and only one chance to get it right. No, it's not a movie but the words of astronaut Michael Foale, who used maths to save a space station — and his life.

We're now proud to announce that *50: Visions of mathematics* is with the printers (well, nearly) and will be out for the world to read in spring 2014.