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Our favourite communicator of risk talks about the statistics of COVID-19, the quality of government briefings, and how to counter misinformation.

Henry Wilton has won a Whitehead Prize for work that combines geometry and algebra.

Holly Krieger has won a Whitehead Prize for work that combines number theory and dynamical systems.

Maria Bruna has won a Whitehead Prize for finding a systematic way of simplifying complex systems.

Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez win the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on black holes.

The second part of this article looks at reducing students's contacts and face-to-face teaching.

What can maths tell us about how to make universities safe from COVID-19?