What do we have over machines? A sense of agency
How do mathematical models of Covid-19 work and should we believe them? We talk to an epidemiologist, who has been working flat out to inform the government, to find out more.
Perfect numbers have foxed mathematicians for over 2000 years. Here's a quick look at the long struggle to find them.
For over 250 years minimal surfaces have been playing hide and seek with mathematicians. But what are they and why are they interesting?
What do young researchers in maths and computer science work on? We find out at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2019. From crime scene investigation to theoretical investigations of computer algorithms, the range is wide.
Was the Brexit result fair? Will the general election be fair? Can any election ever be fair? Find out more about the maths of democracy with these articles.
We look back over how our picture of gravity has changed Image courtesy NASA.
Find out how these humble animals have inspired computer algorithms to solve complex real-world problems.
How do green algae manage a perfect breaststroke even though they haven't got a brain? The maths of synchronisation explains and even sheds light on human physiology and evolution.
What is everything made of?
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.
We all now know about R, but sometimes it can be good to consider another number: the growth rate of an epidemic.
How can we get back to work safely in the face of a lingering pandemic? Mathematicians have issued some guidelines for policy makers and employes.
Information is supremely powerful, yet it can't be described by traditional physics. Constructor theory provides a potential answer.
How do green algae manage a perfect breaststroke even though they haven't got a brain? Find out how the maths of synchronisation sheds light, not just on algae, but on human physiology and evolution.
When the Premier League was suspended there was talk of deciding it on results achieved so far, rather than playing remaining matches. Would this have been fair?
There are many ways of projecting the round Earth onto a flat map!