Mark Ronan

Mark Ronan

The greatest scientists, such as Einstein, often made their greatest discoveries by thought experiments

When it comes to summer festival opera, Britain tends to get it right

There is a link between a great Jewish musical and the search for a historic mathematical proof

Alexander Grothendieck was a genius who reshaped mathematics but then withdrew from society

New mathematics prizes show the public that the subject is constantly renewing itself with new ideas

A new play shows how weather forecasting affected the Normandy landings

An extraordinary cuneiform tablet has provided a mine of information about pre-biblical flood legends

The Egyptian astronomer’s dubious methods dominated the science for over a millennium

This great Danish astronomer made a heliocentric theory credible

After a request to exchange a shopping trolley in Germany was lost in translation, I now know the eurozone must fail