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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.

It seems that it doesn't matter, whether you switch or not - you get the same prize on the average. An excel calculation using random numbers in the range [0,1) with 2 columns and 20 rows, where the smaller number in row was considered to be of value 1 and the bigger number was considered to be of value 2 showed it explicitly that you get the same amount whatever is your strategy (it was excatly 1,5 average for 20 pairs of numbers). The problem is thus equivalent to coin tossing.

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