### A brief introduction to imaginary numbers

Just because imaginary numbers don’t exist, it doesn’t mean they are completely useless.

Just because imaginary numbers don’t exist, it doesn’t mean they are completely useless.

It may be "simple", but the problem is a little trickier than a multiplication question...

She may be one of the most famous women in science history, but what is it that Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace achieved to gain such eminence?

What is CCXXIV x LXXVIII? It wouldn’t have been much fun learning maths in ancient Rome.

There's just something satisfying about trying to count as high as you can.

Hinton Cubes, mysterious prime numbers and the mathematical theory behind cutting a ham sandwich – maths can be pretty weird at times…

From the ancient Greeks to the modern maestros of mathematics, there are plenty of famous mathematicians you’ve heard of, but here are a few you might not have to add to the list.

Use the power of science to make this Christmas the best ever.

Whether your sending messages from behind enemy lines or hiding codes in cat memes, ciphers have been used to deliver secret messages for centuries – here are some of the most mind-boggling.

Randomness may not be as systematic and unpredictable as you might assume…

Eugenia Cheng wanders through the wonderful world of infinite mathematics in this extract from her book Beyond Infinity, shortlisted for the 2017 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize.

Consider yourself infinitely wiser after these fascinating facts from Eugenia Cheng’s new book about this most curious of mathematical concepts.

The Gaussian Curve, commonly referred to as the Normal distribution, was utilised by Karl Friedrich Gauss and Abraham De Moire to solve statistical problems.

What could we do if a real-life zombie disease started to spread?

Are you more tired after flying east than west? Scientists may have reduced jet lag to a single mathematical equation.

Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz are the chief contenders for this textbook troubling mathematical tool, but maybe we should be looking further back to find the real answer.

Maths genius discovers formula for the best seat in the house if you’re watching the Euros.