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Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.
What do chocolate and mayonnaise have in common? It's maths! Find out how in this podcast featuring engineer Valerie Pinfield.
Is it possible to write unique music with the limited quantity of notes and chords available? We ask musician Oli Freke!
How can maths help to understand the Southern Ocean, a vital component of the Earth's climate system?
Was the mathematical modelling projecting the course of the pandemic too pessimistic, or were the projections justified? Matt Keeling tells our colleagues from SBIDER about the COVID models that fed into public policy.
PhD student Daniel Kreuter tells us about his work on the BloodCounts! project, which uses maths to make optimal use of the billions of blood tests performed every year around the globe.
We all know what the author meant. We often talk about 1.618 meaning the number phi, because it is too longwinded to utter more decimal places or to be precise about the number. Imagine how long it would take to say 'A half plus half of the square root of five' every time we wished to refer to the number  ten syllables instead of five. Would Anonymous be satisfied with 'One point six one eight dot dot dot' instead? Do we have the permission of Anonymous to give this in print using the ellipsis: 1.618 ... ?