INI

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.

To know how it works, see how it moves

The mathematics of movement can describe the behaviour of all types of organisms, from cancer cells to humans.

The mathematics of movement

The mathematics of movement can explain the behaviour of many organisms, from cells to humans. This collection of content explores some this maths and its applications.

Quantum gravity in the can: The holographic principle

It might sound like something from science fiction, but the holographic principle might help us answer the biggest problem in modern physics.

Entropy: From fridge magnets to black holes

Entropy is the hero of our story – bringing together physics at every scale.

From steam engines to the limits of physics

Come on a fantastic journey from some of our oldest ideas about physics to the biggest mystery of the modern age!

Mathematics and justice

This collection of articles looks at mathematics relevant to law and justice.

AI be the judge: The use of algorithms in the criminal justice system

Could AI help judges deliver fair and transparent sentences? A recent study group involving law experts and mathematicians explored the challenges involved.

AI be the judge: Part II

We continue our exploration of the potential use of AI in sentencing.

Maths in a minute: Odds ratios

Is your new face cream associated to getting spots? The odds ratio can help figure it out.

Maths in a minute: Gödel's incompleteness theorems

Find out about these important results that destroyed a mathematical dream.

Bye bye 23, hello 24!

In the final episode of Maths on the move for this year we revisit some 2023 highlights and look forward to next year.

The holographic principle

Over the last few decades physicists have been developing a curious idea. Perhaps the world we inhabit is a hologram, lacking a crucial feature of the world as we perceive it: the third dimension.