The ICM 2018

The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) took place in Rio de Janeiro at the beginning of August. Here is all our coverage at a glance.

Who's watching: Can maths exist if you can't see it?

We explore non-constructive proofs and what happens if you try and avoid them.

Who's watching: The limits of observation

Physics is all about observation, but how much can we actually see?

Who's watching: The cosmic microwave background

Find out all you need to know about the cosmic microwave background in this comprehensive overview.

Material maths

From bendy rocks to invisibility cloaks — discover the fascinating maths of materials.

Celebrating Stephen Hawking

On the sad news of Stephen Hawking's passing we look at his professional life and work.

Graphs and networks

From social science to neuroscience, networks are everywhere! In this package we bring together our best content on network and graph theory for you to peruse.

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Complex numbers: Why do we love them?

Have you ever wondered what complex numbers are good for, both within and outside of maths? Find out with this collection of articles and videos.

Maths on a boat: Young researchers at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum

Young researchers at this year's Heidelberg Laureate Forum tell us about their work.

Stuff happens: Listening to the Universe

Gravitational waves have opened a new window on the Universe. Find out what they are, how they were detected, and what they promise to reveal.

Stuff Happens: Ordering history in computer science

Our digital lives rely on distributed computer systems, such as the internet, but understanding the order of events in such systems is not always straightforward.

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