geometry

PhD student June Park talks to us about geometry and number theory.

Furniture designer Charles Trevelyan talks about the importance of maths in designing structures that are not only beautiful but also strong.

What shape of cone maximises the ice cream to wafer ratio?

If you want to climb vertical walls you need very large feet — or be as small as a gecko.

The twelve sides of the new £1 coin make it trickier than other coins.

So easy to describe, yet so hard to prove.

Clever geometry produces materials that shrink when heated.

This surprising result about 3D shapes tells us something deep about the nature of space.

What's the best spot to aim a penalty at?

The 19th century experienced a geometrical revolution. Find out how the new geometries that were discovered shaped philosophy, science, culture and art.