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Error correcting codes

Learn about magical mathematical methods for fixing errors on the fly.

Genetics: Nature's digital code

Is nature using digital tools to deal with genetic information?

Maths in a minute: Chomp

Explore a game that involves biscuits and comes with a surprising mathematical twist — what could be better?

The real numbers and Cauchy sequences

We take the real numbers for granted, but what are they really? Here's an interesting way of looking at them.

Stephen Hawking: Memories of a colleague

What was Stephen Hawking like as a person and colleague? Cambridge mathematicians and physicists remember their most famous colleague with fondness.

The unreasonable relationship between mathematics and physics

Mathematics has proved "unreasonably effective" in describing the world around us. Can physics return the favour and help mathematicians come up with new ideas?

A very useful pandemic

Cambridge researchers, the BBC, and thousands of citizen scientists have created a revolutionary infectious disease data set.

Maths in a minute: The axioms of probability theory

Take a quick trip to the foundations of probability theory.