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.

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.

Seeing traffic through new eyes

Using artificial intelligence to improve traffic, protecting the environment and human health.

Vaccination: Where do we stand and where are we going?

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

All about Plus on the Living Proof podcast

We are very proud to have been invited to Living Proof, the podcast of the iconic Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge!

Reducing NHS waiting lists in times of COVID

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

Testing testing in schools

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

Welcome to the world of symmetry

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

New perspectives in symmetry

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

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