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Stokes's phenomenon: An asymptotic adventure

How a question about rainbows led to an entire field of mathematics.

Maths in a minute: Maths and music

Explore the connections between maths and music!

The unity of mathematics: a meeting in honour of Sir Michael Atiyah

Mathematicians from across maths and physics and around the world gathered to celebrate Sir Michael Atiyah.

Winter is coming: Where are we going?

What can we expect from the pandemic this winter and autumn?

On the road to dark energy (with chameleons)

We may be a little closer to a direct detection of dark energy thanks to a new result that came about, in a sense, by accident.

Black Heroes of Mathematics 2021

This inspiring conference featured speakers from Africa, the US, the Caribbean and the UK. Here are some highlights.

Keeping people safe at large events

How can sporting events, concerts, or festivals be kept safe in the face of rising COVID-19 infections?

Maths in a Minute: Category theory

A quick introduction to an abstract concept that's useful in anything from genetics to cosmology.

Maths in a Minute: The wagon wheel effect

Have you ever noticed the strange phenomenon of wheels appearing to move backwards while the vehicle is moving forwards? Aadit Jain explains why!

Opening the black box

The organisers of a new INI programme explain why we need to know more about the maths behind machine learning and deep neural networks.

Maths in a minute: Semi-supervised machine learning

Machine learning started with supervised learning and us providing all the training materials, but we are finding ways for algorithms to learn with far fewer resources.

Maths in a minute: The prime number theorem

A quick look at one of the most important theorems in number theory.

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