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Solving crimes with maths: Bloodstain pattern analysis

Some basic trigonometry can deliver vital evidence from the scene of a crime.

Solving crimes with maths: Busting criminal networks

A bit of graph theory can help to identify key players in a criminal network.

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.

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