number theory

If you like playing with numbers, then this one's for you!

To celebrate the anniversary of its proof, this collection of articles and videos explores one of the most beguiling theorems in maths.

Mathematicians are working hard to understand an impenetrable proof of the famous ABC conjecture.

In these two short videos the legendary Andrew Wiles talks about what it was like to prove Fermat's Last Theorem, and what it feels like to do maths.

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James Maynard, one of the prize winners at the European Congress of Mathematics, is counting primes that don't have 7s in them. But why?

One of the greatest honours in maths has been awarded for the proof of Fermat's last theorem.

A fascinating discovery sheds new light on the work of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

In this excellent talk the mathematician Vicky Neale gives a fascinating and easy-to-follow introduction to the prime numbers.

Fermat's little theorem and fake primes.

Marcus du Sautoy talks about football, cryptography, and numbers.