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Ada Lovelace - visions of today
We celebrate the 200th birthday of Ada Lovelace, who anticipated modern computers long before they were built, with a look at her life and work.
Plus 1000 — Mathematical lives
Snakes and adders
How can an electronic device fed on a diet of 0s and 1s perform complex tasks? We explore the workings of...
What the eye can't see
From cancer treatments to counting trees: the maths behind image analysis makes it all possible.
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...
Don't judge a black hole by its area
Find out how some black holes are bigger on the inside than they are on the outside.
Preserving species in the face of climate change
Can mathematics predict the inevitable consequences of climate change? And more importantly, can it suggest...
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