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The mathematical forces that fought COVID-19

The COVID-19 emergency resulted in some amazing mathematical collaborations.

A game that stymies AI

Here's a simple game at which a human can out-fox even the cleverest algorithm.

Happy birthday Isaac Newton Institute!

The INI is celebrating its 30th birthday. What is it and what is it do for maths and mathematicians?

A short introduction to the work of Mark Braverman

Mark Braverman has won the Abacus Medal for a mathematical approach to solving problems while sharing as little information as possible.

A short introduction to the work of Hugo Duminil-Copin

Fields Medallist Duminil-Copin's work in statistical physics brings together his two loves – maths and physics.

A short introduction to the work of James Maynard

Maynard went from a fascination with numbers as a young child to making spectacular contributions to number theory that have earned him a Fields Medal.

A short introduction to the work of June Huh

Huh may have had relatively late start in mathematics but his work with maths you can feel and touch has won him a Fields medal.

A short introduction to the work of Maryna Viazovska

Viazovska is only the second woman to receive a Fields Medal, for her ground-breaking proof to a problem we're all familiar with.

The Fields Medals 2022: Hugo Duminil-Copin

Hugo Duminil-Copin has been awarded a Fields Medal for solving longstanding problems in statistical physics. He told us about how his work brings together his two loves – maths and physics.

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.

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