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Classroom activity: Matching criminals
The luck of the draw
A mathematical improbability in the Third Round of the FA Cup could have upset the Premiership sides.
What a coincidence!
Coincidences are familiar to us all but what are the so-called laws of chance? From coin tossing to freak weather events,
explains how probability is at the heart of it all.
Happy birthday Claude Shannon!
You may not have heard his name, but you're making use of his work every single day: Claude Shannon, hailed...
Maths in a minute: n-body problems
Why too many bodies present a problem.
Explaining weirdness with weirdness
A very strange way of explaining away the strangeness of quantum mechanics.
What the eye can't see
From cancer treatments to counting trees: the maths behind image analysis makes it all possible.
Snakes and adders
How can an electronic device fed on a diet of 0s and 1s perform complex tasks? We explore the workings of...
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