List by Author: Marianne Freiberger

AI and GoPro physics

Will AI one day be able to spot the equation that describes a physical process just by looking at a video of it? 

Measles cases on the rise: Why this is worrying and what we can do


We look at the recent rise in measles cases, why it has led to a national health incident being declared, and what can be done to avert the threat.

Introducing the mathsci-comm network

We are very pleased to be launching this network for those working in, and with a stake in, communicating complex mathematics and data science to a variety of non-expert audiences.

The Abel Prize 2024: Michel Talagrand

The Abel Prize 2024 has been awarded to Michel Talagrand for ground breaking contributions to probability theory and functional analysis.

Contagious Maths: Bringing maths research into the classroom

We're proud to announce the launch of a school curriculum and public engagement project which gives a hands-on experience of mathematical research and its benefits for society.

What is climate repair?

The Centre for Climate Repair has recently become our neighbour here at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at the University of Cambridge. But what is climate repair? We talked to the Centre's Director to find out.

To know how it works, see how it moves

The mathematics of movement can describe the behaviour of all types of organisms, from cancer cells to humans.

Contagious maths, part 1: Build your own model

With just some simple arithmetic, you can build a basic mathematical model of how a disease might spread. Julia Gog explains how, and there's also some Lego action...

Quantum gravity in the can: The holographic principle

It might sound like something from science fiction, but the holographic principle might help us answer the biggest problem in modern physics.

Contagious Maths, part 2: Play Lucky Dip!

You can explore how we might extend our model but running your own epidemic with our Lucky Dip interactivity. Follow along with Julia as she paves the way to a model that is very similar to the mathematics disease modellers use every day.

Contagious maths, Part 3: Everybody is different

In Part 3 Julia refines our model to use one of the most important numbers in disease modelling. And there's a chance for you to explore its meaning using a new interactivity.

Contagious maths, Part 4: Get moving!

In the final Part we explore what other aspects we need to consider to make a model more realistic. There's an interactivity that allows you to party, commute, and visit friends and we find out more about what life as a research is like from Julia.