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John Barrow: stories of the Universe

We remember the brilliant cosmologist, mathematician and science communicator, John D. Barrow.

Going back to uni during a pandemic

What can maths tell us about how to make universities safe from COVID-19?

Maths in a minute: N-bonacci sequences

You may have heard about the Fibonacci sequence, but have you heard of N-bonacci sequences?

Maths in three minutes: Map projections

Getting a different picture of our planet.

The agent perspective

How do we learn and understand the world? What separates us from machines? Yoshua Bengio believes it all comes down to our agency.

Building meaning: dog or ostrich

How do we build our models of the world? Yoshua Bengio explains how deep learning will help machines act to understand the world in a similar way.

Euler's polyhedron formulaIn this article we explores one of Leonhard Euler's most famous results.
Life, choice, and other problems

We explore some problems physics as we know it has trouble dealing with and a new theory that may provide answers.

Understanding information

Information is supremely powerful, yet it can't be described by traditional physics. Constructor theory provides a potential answer.

Is life unbounded?

Acknowledging that life is going to go on for a little while yet throws a different light on how we make decisions in a crisis.

The growth rate of COVID-19

We all now know about R, but sometimes it can be good to consider another number: the growth rate of an epidemic.

The maths behind combining R ratios

In a previous article we introduced the problems that can arise when combine the reproduction ratios of a disease in different settings, such as hospitals and the community. In this article we dive into the maths that helps you get to the bottom of these problems.

  • Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.