October 20, 2016 in Society & Culture

A team of mathematicians have developed a formula to predict how people meet. The results could help scientists understand how diseases are transmitted.

May 15, 2016 in Society & Culture

The lotto draw is completely random. But can mathematics up your chances of a win?

December 16, 2015 in Technology

New DNA-computer performs simple multiplications by fusing DNA strands together.

December 1, 2015 in Society & Culture

A mathematical model will help users of online music services to find the music that best suits their mood.

October 14, 2015 in Health

Mathematician Mathias Barra looks at hospitals as if they are health factories. His goal is to find the safest, most efficient way to organize surgery and the use of shared resources.

January 28, 2015 in Natural Sciences

One of this century’s most significant mathematical discoveries may reduce the number of measuring points to one-sixth of the present level. This means reduced exposure to radiation and faster medical imaging diagnostics.

November 4, 2014 in Technology

It’s been well known for 127 years – the V-shaped wake pattern behind a ship moving in a straight line always has the same central angle. Now a Norwegian has discovered that in certain situations, a boat’s wake can actually be found in front of the boat.

September 24, 2014 in Natural Sciences

In order to improve the teaching of mathematics, it is essential that teachers understand how the pupils think when they solve a problem. Insights from research can help.

July 24, 2014 in Natural Sciences

Advanced mathematics and colour science can recreate artwork we thought was lost forever.

July 10, 2014 in Society & Culture

How do you make the abstract world of mathematics fascinating to a broad audience? A Q&A with award-winning mathematician Cédric Villani.