## history of mathematics

How a maths competition spawned the foundations of chaos theory.

Write an article, make a movie, or do a multi-media presentation to explore the world of maths and win prizes! Competition is open to 11 to 19 year-olds.

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

Euler may not have cracked this problem completely, but it led to a lot of important work, including on what we today know as sudoku.

Can you move a knight on a chessboard so that it visits every square exactly once? Euler was one of the first to analyse this problem systematically, but some questions about it are still open today.

Can you find a path through on this city map that crosses every bridge exactly once? Euler's answer to this problem started off the filed of graph theory.

Five favourite problems inspired by Leonhard Euler, one of the greatest mathematicians of all time.

Why did physicists at the beginning of the 20th century feel they needed a new — and strange — theory?