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.

When trying to build an artificial intelligence, it makes sense to mimic the human brain. Artificial neurons do just that.

There are a million things in maths named after Leonard Euler. Here's a beautiful formula involving complex numbers.

The mathematical equations governing fluid flow may have no known solutions, but maths still has the answers!

How do you calculate your risk of catching an airborne disease?

Could COVID-19 change our expectations for clear air indoors?

As the Delta variant is worrying the UK, researchers from the JUNIPER consortium have published all they know about it.

Next month sees the 60th birthday of a famous algorithm called Quicksort. Its inventor Tony Hoare told us that it all started with bubbles.

Quicksort is a famous algorithm which celebrates its 60th birthday this year. We explore its clever workings.

Imagine a world without computer errors. Tony Hoare, inventor of the famous Quicksort algorithm, is working on making it possible.

Next month sees the 60th birthday of a famous algorithm called Quicksort. We explore its origin, its workings, and some other work of its inventor Tony Hoare.

Curves can be crazy, but asymptotes are nice and straight.

Can the virus that causes COVID-19 mutate into a vaccine-resistant strain? And if yes, what would this mean for our vaccination strategy?

In this podcast we ask two experts to explain the models that predict how the Earth's climate will behave in the future.

Where have the COVID-19 vaccines got us so far and where we are likely to be when the rollout is complete?

Mathematicians meet clinicians to challenge the NHS backlog on cardiovascular disease — find out more in this podcast!

What's the safest way to reopen schools? And can testing make things better?

Explore the mathematical study of symmetry with this collection of content, which includes short introductions, in-depth articles, a podcast, and some magic!

In this podcast mathematician Cheryl Praeger and magician Will Houstoun reveal the maths and magic behind shuffling cards.

What is group theory and why is it such an exciting area of maths? Two experts explain.

Groups occur all over mathematics, so it makes sense to find a common language to talk about them all.

When things go round and round, a cyclic group may be just what you need!

A journey into the maths of card shuffling gives us a great insight into how mathematicians work.

Want to shuffle like a professional magician? Find out how to shuffle perfectly, imperfectly, and the magic behind it.