# group theory

Explore the mathematical study of symmetry with this collection of content, which includes short introductions, in-depth articles, a podcast, and some magic!

What is group theory and why is it such an exciting area of maths? Two experts explain.

In this podcast mathematician Cheryl Praeger and magician Will Houstoun reveal the maths and magic behind shuffling cards.

When things go round and round, a cyclic group may be just what you need!

Groups occur all over mathematics, so it makes sense to find a common language to talk about them all.

A journey into the maths of card shuffling gives us a great insight into how mathematicians work.

Henry Wilton has won a Whitehead Prize for work that combines geometry and algebra.

We speak to Cheryl Praeger about her mathematics and encouraging the next generation of mathematicians.

An impossible equation, two tragic heroes and the mathematical study of symmetry.

In 1982 Dan Shechtman discovered a crystal that would revolutionise chemistry. He has just been awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery — but has the Nobel committee missed out a chance to honour a mathematician for his role in this revolution as well?