The Isaac Newton Institute: Creating eureka moments

One of the most exciting places in the mathematical world is the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI), an international research centre and our neighbour here on the University of Cambridge's maths campus.
The INI attracts leading mathematical scientists from all over the world, and is open to all. We are proud to be collaborating with the INI to bring the cutting edge mathematics that is being done there to the general public. The following content is part of this collaboration.

The Plus advent calendar 2022

Count down to Christmas with maths!

Mysterious magnetism: From the Earth to the stars

Why does the Earth, as well as other planets and stars, have a magnetic field?

Mysterious magnetism

Where do the magnetic fields of planets and stars come from?

From rainbows to rogue waves

Discover the fascinating maths behind rainbows, rogue waves and many more applications that is being explored by researchers at the INI

Voices from Ukraine: Yuriy SemenovYuriy Semenov shares his experience of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and why the work of a mathematicians is always possible.
Mathematical snapshots: Tosin Babasola

Tosin uses maths to guarantee the continued production of chocolate.

Voices from Ukraine: Nataliya Vaisfel'd

Mathematician Nataliya Vaisfel'd talks about fleeing Ukraine with her wheelchair-bound mother and their dogs, eventually finding sanctuary in Britain.

From rainbows to rogue waves

Dispersion lies at the heart of many dramatic phenomena - explore the maths that explains it!

Maths in a minute: Dispersion

If you've ever marvelled at a rainbow, you have witnessed dispersion in action!

Give us a wave!

Ripples on a pond, the swell of ocean waves, your favourite song – these can all be described using sine waves. But how do we describe a sine wave?

Maths in a minute: Cartesian coordinates

A fly on the ceiling inspired the coordinate system you might remember from school.

Why sine (and cosine) make waves

From trigonometry to waves.

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