Archive for Science – Mathematics

Colliding Particles


Films by the Physicists hunting the elusive Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider, here.

Rubik’s Mathematics

Find out about the mathematics of the Rubik’s Cube and Group theory here.

45th Mersenne Prime Discovered (Perhaps!)

The Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS!) has just noted that a computer on the hub has recorded a new Mersenne Prime. Verification is under way on two computers, but the answer won’t be revealed until the 16th September.  232,582,657-1 may just have had it’s day.

Large Hadron Collider

Want to build your own? Run your own experiments? Well now you can! CERN have released the entire technical specifications for the LHC via the Journal of Instrumentation. As is fitting for something 27km in circumference the manuals are massive, coming in at over 1500 pages and a 100+ Mb of data in pdf format. For the totally curious among you, this is the link.

Truth and Beauty: Justin Mullins

Justin Mullins’ “Euler in Black Frame” This is from his site Mathematical Photography which is well worth a look. Huh, Geek Art, so right in so many ways!

Feynman in North Yorkshire

I’ll never cease to be amazed by the great Man’s enthusiasm for Science and the world around him. This is 40 minutes of pure unadulterated geeky joy.

Take the world from another point of view – Part 1

Take the world from another point of view – Part 2

Take the world from another point of view – Part 3

Take the world from another point of view – Part 4

More on Feynman, here, here and here.

Go on, let your inner mad scientist loose…

Touring Mathematics

Go now, it’s brilliantly inventive.