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Reckoning with R: What will happen over autumn and winter?

Should we again reduce our social contacts? Is vaccinating 12-to-15-year-olds effective? What about boosters? The ready reckoner helps provide some answers.

Five tools to explain something technical

There are many ways of explaining technical ideas, and using a range of strategies can give the most intuitive understanding.

Maths in a minute: Asymptotic expansions

Approximating a function with a divergent series.

The power of small things: Resurgent asymptotics

If you ignore exponentially small terms they can come back to bite you.

Stokes's phenomenon: An asymptotic adventure

How a question about rainbows led to an entire field of mathematics.

Maths in a minute: Maths and music

Explore the connections between maths and music!

The unity of mathematics: a meeting in honour of Sir Michael Atiyah

Mathematicians from across maths and physics and around the world gathered to celebrate Sir Michael Atiyah.

Winter is coming: Where are we going?

What can we expect from the pandemic this winter and autumn?

On the road to dark energy (with chameleons)

We may be a little closer to a direct detection of dark energy thanks to a new result that came about, in a sense, by accident.

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.

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