# number theory

In this podcast we talk to James Maynard, who has won a 2022 Fields Medal for his spectacular contributions to number theory.

Maynard went from a fascination with numbers as a young child to making spectacular contributions to number theory that have earned him a Fields Medal.

Barry Mazur has received the 2022 Chern Medal for profound discoveries in topology, arithmetic geometry and number theory.

James Maynard has won a field medal for his work in number theory. He told us how he went from a fascination with numbers as a young child to making spectacular contributions to number theory.

A quick look at one of the most important theorems in number theory.

Holly Krieger has won a Whitehead Prize for work that combines number theory and dynamical systems.

This year's Abel Prize has been awarded to Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis.

After 2000 years of searching we only know of 51 perfect numbers and they're all even. What else do and don't we know about these rare and precious jewels of maths?

Nobody has ever found an odd perfect number. So do they exist at all and, if yes, what do they look like?

Perfect numbers have foxed mathematicians for over 2000 years. Here's a quick look at the long struggle to find them.

Mathematicians have revived an old approach to solving the famous Riemann hypothesis.

A new prime number with nearly 25 million digits was discovered just in time for Christmas.