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Black Heroes of Mathematics 2021

This inspiring conference featured speakers from Africa, the US, the Caribbean and the UK. Here are some highlights.

Keeping people safe at large events

How can sporting events, concerts, or festivals be kept safe in the face of rising COVID-19 infections?

Maths in a Minute: Category theory

A quick introduction to an abstract concept that's useful in anything from genetics to cosmology.

Maths in a Minute: The wagon wheel effect

How can a wheel seem to move backwards while the car is moving forwards?

Opening the black box

Why we need to know more about the maths behind machine learning and deep neural networks.

Maths in a minute: Semi-supervised machine learning

Supervised learning meant providing algorithms with lots of answers, but now great progress is being made with far fewer resources.

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics

Complex systems go! The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics.

COVID-19 and universities: What do we know?

What will uni be like this year? To find out we first need to understand what happened last year. A recent study has done just that, providing us with vital clues.