News from the world of Maths

May 26, 2020

How far can virus-carrying droplets fly in different environments — from buses to supermarkets? Maths can provide some answers.

April 21, 2020

We reflect on the late John Conway, the thoughts he shared with us over two interviews, and the experience of meeting him as a person and a mathematician.

April 1, 2020

How do people in different countries feel about the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken by their governments?

March 31, 2020

An urgent call has gone out to the scientific modelling community to help fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Two Cambridge mathematicians are helping to lead the charge.

March 23, 2020

David Spiegelhalter, expert in risk and evidence communication, tells us how well the UK government has done so far communicating about Covid-19.

March 18, 2020

This year's Abel Prize has been awarded to Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis.

March 17, 2020

A study into Covid-19 suggests that flattening the curve will take longer and harder measures than previously hoped.

March 16, 2020

We celebrate Karen Uhlenbeck, first female winner of the Abel Prize, and some of the other female mathematicians we met over the last year.