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Double trouble

Double trouble for our image of the week!

Maths in a minute: Adding fractions (the easy way)

The Indian way of adding fractions makes things easier (with musical explanation).

Smiling vortex

Our image of the week shows a friendly vortex!

Maths at the British Science Festival!

The British Science Festival is kicking off in Birmingham on the 6th of September, and as usual there is some great maths in the programme.

The International Congress of Mathematicians 2014

From the excitement of the announcement of the Fields medallists to meeting mathematicians from around the world (and eating great food), we've had a brilliant time at this year's ICM!

Be creative!

If there has been one overarching theme at this ICM, it's just how creative a subject mathematics is.

Stanley Osher: connecting the disconnected

Stanley Osher has won the 2014 Gauss Prize for his revolutionary impact in areas including medical imaging, sonic booms, movie animation and microchip design and
manufacture.

Finally a female Fields Medallist

We are thrilled that brilliant mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has been awarded a Fields medal – the first woman to be recognised.

Fields, fun and food: The ICM 2014

The ICM 2014 in Seoul is off to a great start!

Manjul Bhargava: revealing numbers

Manjul Bhargava is being honoured as a number theorist of "extraordinary creativity," with "a taste for simple problems of timeless beauty."

Artur Avila: taming chaos

Artur Avila is being honoured for "formidable technical power, the ingenuity and tenacity of a master problem-solver, and an unerring sense for deep and
significant questions."

Martin Hairer: at the interface

Martin Hairer's is being honoured for a major breakthrough that gives a way of attacking problems that had previously been impenetrable.

  • Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.