Hannah Fry takes a look at the maths systems behind the wisdom of the crowd, “unpredictable” traffic jams, schools of fish, and the hugely successful FC Barcelona’s tiki-taka formation.
Have you ever heard of Mills’ Constant?
Imagine a two-dimensional world — you, your friends, everything is 2D. In his 1884 novella, Edwin Abbott invented this world and called it Flatland. Alex Rosenthal and George Zaidan take the premise of Flatland one dimension further, imploring us to consider how we would see dimensions different from our own and why the exploration just may be worth it.
Infinity can throw up some interesting paradoxes, from filling Hilbert’s Hotel to painting Gabriel’s Trumpet… Mark Jago is a philosophy lecturer with a background in computer science.
Prime numbers, Ulam Spirals and other cool numbery stuff with Dr James Grime.
It isn’t easy holding complex sentences together (just ask a conjunction or a subordinate), but the clever little comma can help lighten the load. But how to tell when help is really needed? Terisa Folaron offers some tricks of the comma trade.