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The dangers of cracking hash
A crisis in cryptography?
Beckham in his prime number
The number chosen by the England captain for his Real Madrid shirt is rich in mysterious connotations. But mathematician Marcus du Sautoy backs a new theory to explain why Beckham has plumped for
Life's quantum crystal ball
Does the ability to predict the future define the fundamental difference between living and inanimate matter?
Rewriting the enormous theorem
Mathematicians are busy tidying up the largest proof in history.
How a special kind of curve can keep your data safe.
Kissing the curve – manifolds in many dimensions
Following on from our previous article about curvature of lines and surfaces, we now move up to curvature of...
From Arsenal to RSA: An interview with Marcus du Sautoy
Marcus du Sautoy talks about football, cryptography, and numbers.
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