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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.
Sometimes it takes two people to "raise" a really heavy bell - that is, to get it from its "rest" position, mouth downwards, to its "up" position, ready to be pulled down so that it rings. When not in use, bells are generally left mouth downwards for safety reasons. Raising a bell takes quite a lot of work at the best of times - you have to give it a lot of angular momentum, a little at a time. But once it is raised, only one person actually rings it as part of the changes.