Maths in a minute: Thermodynamics

Tea gone cold? Don't worry, you can cheer yourself up with the theory of thermodynamics.

Maths in a minute: Numerical weather prediction

How does your phone know what the weather's going to be like?

What is the Abel Prize?

Find out more about one of the highest honours in maths.

Maths in a minute: Correlation versus causation

Wet cats don't cause umbrellas and umbrellas don't cause wet cats.

When being wrong is right

What can we learn from the COVID crisis about finding consensus?

Maths in a minute: Percentage error

How good is your estimate?

Should people learn maths until age 18?

Here are some reasons we think it's not a bad idea.

Maths in a minute: Ensemble forecasting

How does your weather app know the percentage chance of rain? It's down to ensemble forecasting!

The Plus advent calendar 2022

Count down to Christmas with maths!

Mysterious magnetism

Where do the magnetic fields of planets and stars come from?

From rainbows to rogue waves

Discover the fascinating maths behind rainbows, rogue waves and many more applications that is being explored by researchers at the INI

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