News from the world of Maths

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.

January 5, 2018

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

December 12, 2017

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

December 8, 2017

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

November 1, 2017

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

October 12, 2017

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

October 12, 2017
Take part in an exciting new project and help fight future pandemics!