We talk to young researchers who took part in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2020 about their work.

In these articles and podcast we explore how agency is what distinguishes us humans from intelligent machines, and how machines might be taught to behave more like we do.

A new way of looking at the physical world promises to shed light on some of the problems physics as we know it can't deal with.

All our COVID-19 related coverage at a glance.

We debunk some common mathematical misconceptions.

Find out how ants have inspired a class of cutting-edge algorithms designed 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.

This year we explore maths related to animals. Happy Christmas!