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For decades, Martin Gardner tried to convince educators that recreational mathematics should be included in the curriculum to draw in young students. Photograph: iStock

(...) great joy and fulfilment from recreational maths. A wide range of mathematics beyond the school(...)

Joseph Mary Plunkett was considered a wireless expert

Valera had a lifelong love of mathematics, and his son described how he read the work of William Rowan(...)

A portrait of Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel. Image: Deagostini/Getty

When Alfred Nobel’s will appeared, the absence of any provision for a prize in mathematics gave(...)

Dr Eugenia Cheng,  Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,  tries to demystify maths in her book, Cakes, Custard and Category Theory.

Dr Eugenia Cheng is a woman on a mission. She wants to end people’s fearfulness of mathematics and(...)

Sisters Doreen Goldsberry, of Stillorgan, and Margaret Ashtown, of Brighton, try out a puzzle at the event in Dublin marking 10 years of Maths Week Ireland. Photograph: John Ohle Photography

Maths Week is under way, an all-Ireland effort to raise interest in mathematics and show people(...)

James Joseph Sylvester, like many brilliant young people today, had difficulty finding a suitable position

(...) as the Mathematical Tripos; the man who beat him achieved nothing further in mathematics. Trinity(...)

Prof Gary McGuire, foreground, and the bellringers at Christ Church Cathedral

(...) mathematics called group theory. The carols are nice, but the bells are generally rung in non(...)

Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Pythagoreans studied mathematics as a philosophical pursuit and not for any immediate practical ends. Indeed(...)

A cancer cell: Systems Biology Ireland is designing new therapeutic approaches based on a systems-level, mechanistic understanding of cellular networks

(...) passionate about science but who disliked mathematics or felt they were not good at it. But mathematics now(...)

Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865), an Irish mathematician and inventor of quarternions. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The power of mathematics is astonishing. Time and again, mathematical theories developed without(...)