What's it like advising government on the maths behind COVID-19? Find out with epidemiologist Julia Gog in this new podcast series.

In this podcast we find out why true artificial intelligence will only become possible once machines have something that babies are born with: agency.

In this podcast we talk about magical concept of emergence and how we can model the behaviour of crowds of people.

In this podcast find out the basics of machine learning, and why time travel and immortality might be easier to achieve than human level artificial intelligence.

We talk to Chiara Marletto about a new way of looking at the physical world that may solve some of the problems physicists are currently struggling with.

How do green algae manage a perfect breaststroke even though they haven't got a brain? Enter the maths of synchronisation.

In this podcast we explore how ants have helped humans to solve some very difficult problems.

Listen to Plus editor Rachel Thomas explain herd immunity on the Guardian Weekly Science podcast.