geometry

How Heron of Alexandria missed his chance to explore the unknown mathematical land of complex numbers.

Got your popcorn? Picked a good seat? Are you sitting comfortably? Then let the credits roll...

PhD student June Park talks to us about geometry and number theory.

Furniture designer Charles Trevelyan talks about the importance of maths in designing structures that are not only beautiful but also strong.

What shape of cone maximises the ice cream to wafer ratio?

If you want to climb vertical walls you need very large feet — or be as small as a gecko.

The twelve sides of the new £1 coin make it trickier than other coins.

So easy to describe, yet so hard to prove.

Clever geometry produces materials that shrink when heated.

This surprising result about 3D shapes tells us something deep about the nature of space.