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Contagious Maths: Bringing maths research into the classroom

We're proud to announce the launch of a school curriculum and public engagement project which gives a hands-on experience of mathematical research and its benefits for society.

Mathematical snapshots: Kweku Abraham

As part of our series of interviews with early career researchers, Kweku tells us why he enjoys statistics, life as an early career researcher, and about a favourite mathematical moment.

What is climate repair?

The Centre for Climate Repair has recently become our neighbour here at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. But what is climate repair? We talked to the Centre's Director to find out.

To know how it works, see how it moves

The mathematics of movement can describe the behaviour of all types of organisms, from cancer cells to humans.

Contagious maths, part 1: Build your own model

With just some simple arithmetic, you can build a basic mathematical model of how a disease might spread. Julia Gog explains how, and there's also some Lego action...

Quantum gravity in the can: The holographic principle

It might sound like something from science fiction, but the holographic principle might help us answer the biggest problem in modern physics.

Contagious Maths, part 2: Play Lucky Dip!

You can explore how we might extend our model but running your own epidemic with our Lucky Dip interactivity. Follow along with Julia as she paves the way to a model that is very similar to the mathematics disease modellers use every day.

Contagious maths, Part 3: Everybody is different

In Part 3 Julia refines our model to use one of the most important numbers in disease modelling. And there's a chance for you to explore its meaning using a new interactivity.

Entropy: From fridge magnets to black holes

Entropy is the hero of our story – bringing together physics at every scale.

Contagious maths, Part 4: Get moving!

In the final Part we explore what other aspects we need to consider to make a model more realistic. There's an interactivity that allows you to party, commute, and visit friends and we find out more about what life as a research is like from Julia.

From steam engines to the limits of physics

Come on a fantastic journey from some of our oldest ideas about physics to the biggest mystery of the modern age!

Contagious maths, Part 5: Meet the researchers!

In this final part, you can meet the researchers themselves and find out about the real research questions that Julia and some of her colleagues are working on!