## News from the world of Maths

Our favourite communicator of risk talks about the statistics of COVID-19, the quality of government briefings, and how to counter misinformation.

We're proud to announce the launch of a documentary we have been working on together with the Discovery Channel and the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology in Cambridge.

New research shows that ventilation is crucial and that masks are effective.

Henry Wilton has won a Whitehead Prize for work that combines geometry and algebra.

Maria Bruna has won a Whitehead Prize for finding a systematic way of simplifying complex systems.

Holly Krieger has won a Whitehead Prize for work that combines number theory and dynamical systems.

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

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