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Squashing the curve?

A study into Covid-19 suggests that flattening the curve will take longer and harder measures than previously hoped.

Communicating the coronavirus crisis

David Spiegelhalter, expert in risk and evidence communication, tells us how well the UK government has done so far communicating about Covid-19.

A call to action on COVID-19

An urgent call has gone out to the scientific modelling community to help fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taking the pandemic temperature

How do people in different countries feel about the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken by their governments?

Myths of maths

We debunk some common mathematical misconceptions to do with the golden ratio, the four colour theorem, and the Monty Hall problem.

The Abel Prize 2020

This year's Abel Prize has been awarded to Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis. Find out more about their work.

Maths in a minute: Social distancing

How should people arrange themselves, when sitting in the park, for maximal socialising at a safe distance?

Maths in a minute: Voronoi diagrams

We look at a crafty mathematical device which, among other things, has helped people understand what causes cholera.