AI be the judge: Part II

We continue our exploration of the potential use of AI in sentencing.

Maths in a minute: The SIR model

Find out the basics of the SIR model, the basis most disease modellers use to understand the spread of a disease through a population.

Maths in a minute: R – the reproduction ratio

The reproduction ratio, R, is one of the most important numbers in epidemiology. Find out what it means in this very easy introduction.

Maths in half a minute: Exponential growth

What do we mean when we say that something grows exponentially? Find out in this very easy introduction, suitable for anyone curious to know more!

A tip of the hat: Celebrating an aperiodic monotile

Here's a look at the shape that can tile the plane in a non-repetitive pattern — and some of the creative uses people have found for it.

Maths in a minute: Odds ratios

Is your new face cream associated to getting spots? The odds ratio can help figure it out.

Maths in a minute: Gödel's incompleteness theorems

Find out about these important results that destroyed a mathematical dream.

The holographic principle

Over the last few decades physicists have been developing a curious idea. Perhaps the world we inhabit is a hologram, lacking a crucial feature of the world as we perceive it: the third dimension.

Maths in a minute: Mathematical models

A basic introduction to the most powerful tools in science and engineering.

e for exponentialAt the beginning of an epidemic the number of infected people grows exponentially. But why does the number e appear in descriptions of this growth?
What is the generation time of a disease?

To work out how a disease will spread you need to know the time between infections.

How can maths fight an epidemic?

How can we use mathematics to model the spread of a disease?