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Maths in a minute: Combinatorics

Whether you want to understand viruses, win at lotto or solve a rubik's cube – you'll need some help from combinatorics.

Kinetic theory: Taming multitudes

Kinetic theory bridges the gap between the big and the small to understand systems made up of many components: from plasmas to people.

The inequalities of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the differences between us. Understanding these inequalities is crucial for this and future pandemics.

Supporting healthcare with AI

Mathematicians are developing new machine learning techniques to support medical doctors in their work.

Can maths help improve the communities of the future?

Now it's the turn of mathematicians to help to improve the communities of the future.

Maths in a minute: Utility theory

A hundred pounds is a lot more to someone who's poor than to a millionaire. But how do you measure such differences? Utility theory has the answer.

Shining a light on COVID modelling

There have been accusations that the modelling projecting the course of the pandemic was too pessimistic. Are they justified?

Maths in five minutes: Calculus

Curious about calculus? This accessible introduction is for you!

Why turbulence is troubling

We all know what turbulence is, but nobody understands it.

Maths in a minute: Limits

Find out about the beautifully intuitive concept that lies at the heart of calculus.

Reducing NHS waiting lists in the wake of COVID

Mathematicians help with clearing the massive NHS backlog for heart conditions.

The calculus of the complex

Calculus has long been key to describing the world. Now fractional calculus is providing new ways of describing complex systems.

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