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As COP28, the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, kicks off we look at how maths can help understand the climate crisis.

How do you create dramatic film out of mathematics? We find out with writer and director Timothy Lanzone.

Mathematics plays a central role in understanding how infectious diseases spread. This collection of articles looks at some basic concepts in epidemiology to help you understand this fascinating and important field, and set you up for further study.

Find out why the formula we use to work out conditional probabilities is true!

- We talk about a play that explores the fascinating mathematical collaboration between the mathematicians GH Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Your fatuous title accusing Galois of stupidity offers insufficient evidence of any stupidity. Just because he remained committed to his convictions and revolutionary ideals, and disobeyed pedagogues, rather than acquiesce to the forlorn and miserable existence of school-life, in no way undermines his genius. Your suggestion towards the end "that if you want to learn mathematics, it is always good to go back to the masters whenever you can" is laughable in the extreme.