News from the world of Maths

November 11, 2016

A new institute on the maths of information has just been launched at the Faculty of Mathematics in Cambridge.

November 3, 2016

Clever geometry produces materials that shrink when heated.

October 28, 2016

The US election circus is in full swing. Here's a dose of election maths to help you through.

October 26, 2016

Computer scientists have made a breakthrough in the theory of cake cutting.

October 7, 2016

A series of free public lectures in London explores the relevance of maths to all our lives.

October 5, 2016

Mathematicians are working hard to understand an impenetrable proof of the famous ABC conjecture.

September 22, 2016

Politician Douglas Carswell has been arguing with scientists about what causes the tides. We've figured out who's right.

September 22, 2016

In these two short videos the legendary Andrew Wiles talks about what it was like to prove Fermat's Last Theorem, and what it feels like to do maths.

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