## News from the world of Maths

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.

Mathscon is a conference directed at undergraduates, young researchers and science lovers in general, whose mission is to reshape the world's perception of mathematics.

Mathematicians are celebrating the new year with a new discovery – the largest known prime number

Statistics professor John Aston has been appointed as the Home Office's new Chief Scientific Adviser.

Our colleague Becky Warren has been distracting us with her wonderful tiling puzzles...

Quantum particles that are both light and matter help solve infamous NP hard problems.

Promoting black mathematicians, and talking about building a more representative mathematical community.