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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.
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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.
The idea that the world is to be fundamentally understood not in terms of matter but as the arrangement of matter is at least as old as Plato and Aristotle, at least one of whom made their entire philosophical career exploring the consequences of this thought, in his Theory of Forms.
I honestly don't know why some physicists (not found on Plus, thankfully) publicly bash philosophy so much when certain cutting-edge physics ideas as this were hypothesised and argued through 2 500 years ago! *Sigh*