Discover the exciting side of mathematics!

What do the Mona Lisa and a leopard's spot have in common?

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What do the crystalline structure of snowflakes, the shape of the wake from a boat in water and the perfect shape of a conch shell have in common?

Everything we see around us, from the everyday to the most transcendental, is indecipherable without mathematics: the secret base of the digital world, the proportions in art and beauty, the foundations of logic and reason…

Mathematics can be beautiful

With this collection of 60 issues you will be seduced by the findings of the greatest minds of all time:

Pythagorus of Samos, Euclid – father of geometry, fractals of Benoit Mandelbrot, Fermat’s last theorem, Riemann’s surfaces, Gauss curvature, Euler’s notational systems, the final proof by Andrew Wiles...

The major themes of mathematics at your fingertips

Mathematics is one of the oldest sciences, which has been developing throughout history, constantly evolving and influencing our daily lives. The major themes of mathematics have become central issues in the history of our thinking.
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    • 1. The Golden Ratio: The mathematical language of beauty
    • 2. Mathematicians, Spies and Hackers: coding and cryptography
    • 3. Prime Numbers: A long road to infinity
    • 4. When Straight Lines become Curves : non-Euclidean geometry
    • 5. The Sect of Numbers: Pythagoras' theorem

    • 6. Secrets of the Number Pi: Why is it impossible to square the circle?
    • 7. Fermat's Enigma: three centuries of mathematical challenge
    • 8. Prisoners with Dilemmas and Dominant Strategies: game theory
    • 9. A New Way of Seeing the World: fractal geometry
    • 10. Underground Maps and Neural Networks: the theory of graphs

    • 11. The Fourth Dimension: is our universe the shadow of another?
    • 12. Harmony is Numerical: music and mathematics
    • 13. Absolute Certainty and Other Fictions: the secrets of statistics
    • 14. The truth is the limit: infinitesimal calculus
    • 15. From the Abacus to the Digital Revolution: algorithms and computing

    • 16. Playing with the Senses: art through mathematical eyes
    • 17. On the Other Side of the Mirror: symmetry in mathematics
    • 18. An Endless Discovery: mathematical infinity
    • 19. Mortgages and Equations: mathematics of the economy
    • 20. Creativity in Mathematics: how a marvellous mind works

    • 21. Notable Numbers: 0, 666 and other numerical beasts
    • 22. The Dream of Reason: mathematical logic and its paradoxes
    • 23. The Thousand Faces of Geometric Beauty: the polyhedra
    • 24. The Conquest of Chance: probability theory
    • 25. Fleeting Ideas, Eternal Theorems: great problems in mathematics

    • 26. The Dream of the Perfect Map. Cartography and mathematics
    • 27. The Poetry of Numbers. The role of beauty in mathematics
    • 28.The Mathematics of Life. Numbers in biology and ecology
    • 29. Curious curves. Ellipses, hyperbolae and other geometric marvels
    • 30. Cosmic calculations. Astronomy and mathematics
    • 31. The Secret Life of Numbers: curious topics in mathematics
    • 32. The Butterfly and the Tornado: chaos theory and climate change
    • 33. Minds, Machines and Mathematics: artificial intelligence and its challenges
    • 34. The Art of Counting: combinatorial analysis and enumeration
    • 35. Until Algebra do us Part: group theory and its applications

    • 36. Distorting and Transforming Shapes: Mathematical topology
    • 37. Women in Mathematics: From Hypatia to Emmy Noether
    • 38. Getting the Measure of the World: Calendars, lengths and mathematics
    • 39. Mathematical Network: International groups and congresses
    • 40. Planet Mathematics: A numerical journey around the world

    • 41. The Sphere that wanted to be Infinite: The paradoxes of measurement
    • 42. A Mathematical Journey from the Particle to Everything: the mathematics of gases
    • 43. Unsolvable Problems - do they exist?: Mathematics, complexity and computing
    • 44. The Endless Mosaic: Tessellations and drawings on the plane
    • 45. When Mathematics goes to the Polls: decision processes

    • 46. e for Extraordinary: the history and applications of the constant e
    • 47. Easy or Difficult?: teaching and learning mathematics
    • 48. Mathematical Bits: information and communication theory
    • 49. Mathematics on the Front Page: statistics and the media
    • 50. From Chess to Graphs: The mathematical seriousness of games

    • 51. The Power of Data: From big data to deep learning
    • 52. All Tied Up: Introduction to knot theory
    • 53. Living in a Small World: The mathematics of social networks
    • 54. The Story of an Imaginary Number: The square root of –1
    • 55. Catastrophe Theory: Between equilibrium and change

    • 56. The Secret of Good Organisation: Logistics and mathematics
    • 57. Any More Bids? The mathematics of auctions
    • 58. Bayes’ Theorem: Targeting the truth
    • 59. Observations, Measures and Models: The mathematics behind scientific experiments
    • 60. Geometry at Close Quarters: The mathematics of everyday life

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