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.

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.

Why is the Earth a magnet?

It's a good question with a fascinating answer.

Can AI help with breast cancer screening?

There are several ways in which it can and studies suggest they could be safe and effective.

Maths in a minute: Deep learning

Take a dive into deep learning - a spectacularly successful development in artificial intelligence!

Happy Ada Lovelace day 2022!

We celebrate this year's Ada Lovelace day with a selection of podcasts featuring some of the many women we have worked with over the years.

Helsinki 2022: an ICM like no other

Despite all the challenges it faced, the international mathematics community has come together to create an ICM in 2022 like no other.

The mathematical forces that fought COVID-19

The COVID-19 emergency resulted in some amazing mathematical collaborations.

Maths on the red carpet - Fields Medallist June Huh

Fields Medallist June Huh tells us about maths you can "feel and touch" and why maths mirrors who we are as a species

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