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Randomness is surprisingly hard to define. Fortunately the mathematical language we use to describe it is beautifully well defined.

Can physics do for maths what maths has done for physics?

David Spiegelhalter, one of our favourite experts on statistics, recently joined David Attenborough, Bill Bryson and other eminent contributors on the Royal Society's People of Science series. You can watch the video here.

The pioneering mathematician talks about his work, computer science and artificial intelligence.

Natalia Berloff explains how quantum particles, that are both light and matter, help solve infamous NP hard problems.

In this video the structural engineer Ahmer Wadee explains how complex numbers can keep buildings from collapsing.

In this video the mathematician Holly Krieger explains how complex numbers are important in the study of dynamical systems.

In this video mathematician Chris Budd explains why complex numbers are essential in keeping the lights on.

This talk traces the history of zero, looks at its role in maths and science, and even finds a link to the London Underground map.

Quantum particles that are both light and matter help solve infamous NP hard problems.