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Andrew Wiles wins Abel Prize!

One of the greatest honours in maths has been awarded for the proof of Fermat's last theorem.

Happy pi day 2016!

We celebrate the most famous of mathematical constants with a circle puzzle.

Happy International Women's Day 2016!

We're celebrating the occasion with some favourite talks by female mathematicians of the last year.

Black holes exist!Finally we can be sure — black holes, those gravitational monsters that gobble up everything that gets too close to them, do exist.
Spacetime does ripple

Physicists have finally detected the gravitational waves they have been chasing for nearly 100 years.

Perfect birthday gift for GIMPS

Prime number enthusiasts discover new largest prime with 22,338,618 digits.

Has LIGO detected gravitational waves?

Rumours abound that physicists have detected gravitational waves produced by the merger of two black holes.

Plus Advent Calendar Door #24: Approaching midnight

Play a game to while away those last 24 hours before Christmas.

Plus Advent Calendar Door #23: Fractal christmas trees!

Fold and cut a fantastic fractal Christmas tree!

Plus Advent Calendar Door #22: Odd squares

Think of a number, square it and subtract your starting number. Is there something special about the number you are left with?

Plus Advent Calendar Door #21: Why do mathematicians play games?

What is game theory and why is it important?

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