number theory

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.

There's been progress on one of the biggest open problems in maths: the twin prime conjecture.

Here's an easy game that leads you straight to an unsolved question in maths.

The Fields medallist reveals the beauty of numbers, how he drew inspiration from Sanskrit maths and a Rubik's cube, and how his maths fits with his tabla playing.

We enjoyed Manjul Bhargava's Fields medal lecture so much we wanted to share it with you!

Manjul Bhargava is being honoured as a number theorist of "extraordinary creativity," with "a taste for simple problems of timeless beauty."

The natural numbers, 1, 2, 3, 4, ..., are nice. So what could be nicer than discovering interesting patterns within them?