history of mathematics

A hundred years ago, on 25 November 1915, Einstein first presented his general theory of relativity. We explore this famous theory and what it says about the world we live in.

Does a church in Pisa display Fibonacci's famous number sequence?

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

The story of George Boole is an extraordinary example of collaboration across the centuries.

A quick look at an ancient problem.

To celebrate the centenary of the general theory of relativity we asked physicist David Tong to explain the theory and the equation that expresses it. Watch the video or read the article!

Read about the rocky road to one of Einstein's greatest achievements: the general theory of relativity, which celebrates its centenary this year.

General relativity, Einstein's rise to international stardom, and his legacy.

How longitude presented one of the greatest problems in history.

Why the North Star tells you your latitude.