Did you know?
London mathematician Charles Babbage (1791-1871) is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer, part of which can be seen at the Science Museum in London.
London-born rock musician Brian May is also an astro-physicist who was awarded his Ph.D in 2007.
Europe's largest construction project is Crossrail, building 26 miles of new railway tunnels mainly under central London. Imagine the maths needed to specify the engineering and construction work, and calculate budgets. Three of Crossrail's 1000-tonne, 100 metre-long tunnel boring machines are named in honour of famous mathematicians.