Strings that surprise: how a theory scaled up

04 Mar 2014

In August 1984 two physicists arrived at a formula that transformed our understanding of string theory, an achievement now recognised by a major award. Professor Michael Green of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics explains how string theory has taken unexpected directions. 

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STIMULUS

Maths in the community

21 Sep 2012

The STIMULUS programme which sends University students out into local schools to support maths, science, technology and ICT teachers is celebrating 25 years.

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Alan Turing aged 16

Marking the centenary of Turing's birth

23 Jun 2012

Saturday 23 June marks the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing - mathematical genius, hero of the WWII code breakers of Bletchley Park, and father of modern computing. To celebrate, a short film has been produced by the University. A blue plaque has been unveiled on the front of King’s College - where Turing was both a student and then a fellow.

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Usain Bolt

How Usain Bolt can run faster – effortlessly

04 Apr 2012

Usain Bolt can achieve faster running times with no extra effort on his part or improvement to his fitness, according to a new study by Professor John Barrow, Director of the Millennium Maths Project at the University of Cambridge.

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