Cosmos

Trying to change the calendar to accommodate religious festivals has been a centuries-old minefield

The divide between the arts and sciences will never be fully resolved. But the gap may be narrowing

Leonhard Euler was the presiding genius at the courts of Peter, Frederick and Catherine the Great

An Indian genius had little formal education but his findings astounded Cambridge mathematicians

A new centre dedicated to horology is an unmissable chance to keep the nation’s town clocks working

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

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

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