# Articles

The Abacus Medal 2022: Mark Braverman

Mark Braverman has won the Abacus Medal for developing the theory of information complexity. He told us about the role of communication in computation, and why a mathematical view can help you understand how to solve problems while sharing as little information as possible.

The Fields Medals 2022: Maryna Viazovska

Maryna Viazovska has won one of this year's Fields Medals for a ground-breaking result in the theory of sphere packings.

The Gauss Prize 2022: Elliott Lieb

Elliott Lieb has been awarded the 2022 Gauss Prize for outstanding contributions to physics, chemistry, and pure mathematics.

The Chern Medal 2022: Barry Mazur

Barry Mazur has received the 2022 Chern Medal for profound discoveries in topology, arithmetic geometry and number theory.

The Fields Medals 2022: June Huh

June Huh has been awarded a Fields Medal for work on combinatorics and algebraic geometry.

The Fields Medals 2022: James Maynard

James Maynard has won a field medal for his work in number theory. He told us how he went from a fascination with numbers as a young child to making spectacular contributions to number theory.

Maths in a minute: Combinatorics

Whether you want to understand viruses, win at lotto or solve a rubik's cube – you'll need some help from combinatorics.

Kinetic theory: Taming multitudes

Kinetic theory bridges the gap between the big and the small to understand systems made up of many components: from plasmas to people.

The inequalities of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the differences between us. Understanding these inequalities is crucial for this and future pandemics.

Supporting healthcare with AI

Mathematicians are developing new machine learning techniques to support medical doctors in their work.

Can maths help improve the communities of the future?

Now it's the turn of mathematicians to help to improve the communities of the future.

Maths in a minute: Utility theory

A hundred pounds is a lot more to someone who's poor than to a millionaire. But how do you measure such differences? Utility theory has the answer.

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