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Maths meets politics as early career mathematicians present their work at the Houses of Parliament.

In this podcast Paul Shepherd tells us about the maths of football stadiums and why his work required him to listen to Belgian techno.

The impact of GPS on our lives is celebrated with the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Find out about what's involved in building a football stadium and why it requires listening to Belgian techno.

From communication technology to LCD displays: crystals are a hugely important part of modern life. Find out more about them with this article.

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

How do you make a stealth aircraft that's invisible to radar? An area of maths called random matrix theory holds the answer.

Fully functioning invisibility cloaks are closer to becoming a reality than you might think. Here's a quick look at the maths and science involved in producing them.

Rock and its use for tools and buildings has shaped human civilisation. Here's an introduction to the maths of rocks.

Why your muesli shakes down in unexpected ways.

Ahmer Wadee explains how to keep tall structures from buckling under their own weight.

Engineer Paul Shepherd explains the famous arch and drops some eggs.

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

  • As COP28, the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, kicks off we look at how maths can help understand the climate crisis.

  • How do you create dramatic film out of mathematics? We find out with writer and director Timothy Lanzone.

  • Mathematics plays a central role in understanding how infectious diseases spread. This collection of articles looks at some basic concepts in epidemiology to help you understand this fascinating and important field, and set you up for further study.

  • Find out why the formula we use to work out conditional probabilities is true!

  • We talk about a play that explores the fascinating mathematical collaboration between the mathematicians GH Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan.