computer science

Alan Turing is the father of computer science and contributed significantly to the WW2 effort, but his life came to a tragic end. Stefan Kopieczek explores his story.
Lewis Dartnell turns the universe into a matrix to model traffic, forest fires and sprawling cities.
Debate surrounds $25000 prize won by undergraduate for solving universal Turing machine problem

Plus 1000 — Mathematical lives

  • Plus 100 —the best maths of the last century
  • More maths grads
If you've ever watched a flock of birds flying at dusk, or a school of fish reacting to a predator, you'll have been amazed by their perfectly choreographed moves. Yet, complex as this behaviour may seem, it's not all that hard to model it on a computer. Lewis Dartnell presents a hands-on guide for creating your own simulations — no previous experience necessary.
Plus went to see members of Norman Foster's group of architects to learn about the maths behind architecture.
Computer generated movies and electronic games: Joan Lasenby tells us about the mathematics and engineering behind them.
  • Happy birthday Plus! — celebrating 10 years of bringing mathematics to life
  • Plus 10 — what were the greatest mathematical advances in the last decade?
The Eternity puzzle is back with a $2 million prize
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