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.

Euler's formula

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

Maths in a minute: The Wells-Riley model

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

Maths in a Minute: Computational fluid dynamics

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

The Delta variant: What do we know?

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

A breath of fresh air

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

Happy birthday Quicksort!

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.

Tony Hoare: Beyond Quicksort

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

Happy birthday Quicksort!

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

Happy birthday Quicksort: Starting with bubbles

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

Maths in a minute: Asymptotes

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

Will the virus escape the vaccines?

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

How to predict our changing climate

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

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