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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.

This is one of the most amazing discoveries of our time. If it holds up, then this will certainly be a moment that history remembers. Hey, maybe everyone doesn't "get" the implications, the profound insight of this, but that doesn't matter. This is a fundamental part of our universe.

Good luck CERN researchers and collaborators.

I've put together a "Top 10 List of Remarks Overheard at the Discovery of the Higgs Boson" -- please add your own if you hear any --

http://wp.me/p1SONx-3t

on scienceforfiction.com