Maths

Who really invented calculus?

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.

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Who is the greatest genius?

In the Summer issue of BBC Focus Magazine, we're asking you to choose your top genius of all time. But before you vote, read more about the 15 nominees.

Can maths be beautiful?

You might not think of maths as especially beautiful, but scientists have found that the sight of an elegant equation activates the same part of the brain as a beautiful piece of art of music.