News from the world of Maths

March 14, 2018

In memory of Stephen Hawking we look at the equation he was most proud of.

March 9, 2018

Straddling the boundary between pure and applied mathematics.

March 8, 2018

We celebrate with some of our favourite articles and interviews with female mathematicians and physicists from the last year.

February 23, 2018

You could help researchers understand the genetics, and potential links, between mathematical talent and autism.

February 14, 2018

David Spiegelhalter, one of our favourite experts on statistics, recently joined David Attenborough, Bill Bryson and other eminent contributors on the Royal Society's People of Science series. You can watch the video here.

February 7, 2018

Today is e day! Celebrate the lovely number e with some of our favourite articles on the topic.

January 31, 2018

Can a pint a day give you dementia? Yes, if reported claims of a recent study are to be believed, but no if you have a closer look at the data the study was based on.

January 22, 2018

In 1915 a cook in California accidentally infected 93 people with typhoid. Over 100 years on mathematicians shed light on a long-standing mystery surrounding this and other outbreaks of infectious diseases.