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.

Maths in a minute: Inverse problems

Inverse problems are mathematical detective problems. They can help solve crimes, are used in medical imaging, and much more.

A richer view of the inside

The mathematics of tomography has revolutionised modern medicine by allowing us to see inside a person's body and saved countless lives. Now new mathematics is being developed to give us an even better view.

Spheres within spheres: A journey through many dimensions

We guide you through an exciting recent breakthrough in the world of topology, involving something called the telescope conjecture.

Telescope topology

This collection of articles explores a recent, exciting breakthrough in the field of topology.

Spheres within spheres: Simplicity and failure

We continue our exploration of the telescope conjecture.

Maths in a minute: Homotopy

The concept of homotopy is a great example of how the language of maths can make intuition precise.

Fermat's Last Theorem – 30 years on

In this special podcast we look back on this remarkable mathematical moment with Andrew Wiles, Jack Thorne and Tom Körner, and how it opened new doors onto the future of mathematics.

A very old problem turns 30!

Andrew Wiles's proof of Fermat's Last Theorem solved a centuries-old problem by opening a door onto the future of mathematics.

Celebrating 30 years of Andrew Wiles and Fermat's Last Theorem

"Find problems you enjoy, and just work on them. It doesn't matter if you never solve them." We speak to Andrew Wiles on the 30th anniversary of his announcing the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.

Fermat's last theorem

To celebrate the anniversary of its proof, this collection of articles, podcasts and videos explores one of the most beguiling theorems in maths.

A practical guide to writing about anything for anyone!

Some practical tips to help you when you need it most – when you are sitting at the keyboard, ready (or perhaps not so ready) to put your ideas on the page!

Multiple wave scattering

When waves scatter off many objects, things get incredibly complex.