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The central place of GPS in our lives

The impact of GPS on our lives is celebrated with the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Farewell to a legend

Sir Michael Atiyah dies aged 89.

How do we remember? And how quickly do we forget?

Researchers have shown that the fates of our collective memories, whether of a song, a research paper, an invention or a sports star, are all described by the same mathematical equation.

GIMPS sets new prime record

A new prime number with nearly 25 million digits was discovered just in time for Christmas.

A conversation with Caucher Birkar

Fields medallist Caucher Birkar tells us about his work and his unusual mathematical journey.

Tools made of light win 2018 Nobel prize in physics

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

An interview with Jack Thorne

We talk to Jack Thorne about his lecture at the ICM 2018 and his work "faceting the gem stone" in number theory.

An interview with Clément Mouhot

Clément Mouhot tells us about his work trying to understand some of the most beautiful structures in mathematics and physics.

An interview with Ivan Smith

We talk to Ivan Smith, invited lecturer at the ICM 2018, about his work and what he likes about the Congress.

An interview with June Barrow-Green

We talk to June Barrow-Green about the history of women in mathematics.

An interview with Nalini Joshi

We talk to Nalini Joshi about her mathematics, the International Mathematical Union, and her work in supporting women in mathematics.

The ICM 2022: Bringing nations together

We talk to two of the organisers of the ICM 2022 in Saint Petersburg.

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