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The growth rate of COVID-19

We all now know about R, but sometimes it can be good to consider another number: the growth rate of an epidemic.

Young researchers at the vHLF

We talk to young researchers who took part in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2020 about their work.

John Barrow: stories of the Universe

We remember the brilliant cosmologist, mathematician and science communicator, John D. Barrow.

Black holes win Nobel Prize

Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez win the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on black holes.

Maths in a minute: "R nought" and herd immunity

What is herd immunity and what does it have to do with a number called R0?

The maths of COVID-19

Maths plays an essential role in fighting COVID-19, which is why the pandemic has featured a lot on Plus. Here is all our coverage at a glance.

Going back to uni during a pandemic

What can maths tell us about how to make universities safe from COVID-19?

Life after the big Prize

We catch up with four giants of maths to see where their mathematical journey has taken them since winning prestigious prizes.