Ketchup and traffic jams

Stephen Hawking's successor as Lucasian Professor studies the maths of soft matter.

Ramanujan surprises again

A fascinating discovery sheds new light on the work of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Celebrating national cat day!

To mark national cat day, here's a quick look at the most famous cat in the history of science: Schrödinger's cat.

Maths and the arts live in Cambridge

John D. Barrow explores maths and the arts in a public talk in Cambridge on Monday, 02 November 2015.

Check out Chalkdust!

Chalkdust is a maths magazine produced by students, to promote the beauty and impact of maths.

Nobel neutrinos

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded for results that shed light on mysterious fundamental particles called neutrinos.

School students help researchers fight diseases

A project involving secondary school students has delivered valuable data for epidemiologists.

London tube strike not all bad?

How "forced experimentation" can lead to economic benefits.

Finding dark matter at the Large Hadron Collider

In this video theoretical physicist Ben Allanach talks about the search for dark matter at the LHC.

A five that fits

A brand-new pentagon to tile your wall with.

Staying anonymous

A team of computer scientists has found a weakness in the world's most popular anonymity service.

Seven things you need to know about prime numbers

In this excellent talk the mathematician Vicky Neale gives a fascinating and easy-to-follow introduction to the prime numbers.

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