Giving numbers meaning

Our favourite communicator of risk talks about the statistics of COVID-19, the quality of government briefings, and how to counter misinformation.

Universe Unravelled

We're proud to announce the launch of a documentary we have been working on together with the Discovery Channel and the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology in Cambridge.

Clearing the air: Making indoor spaces COVID safe

New research shows that ventilation is crucial and that masks are effective.

Changing perspectives

Henry Wilton has won a Whitehead Prize for work that combines geometry and algebra.

Dynamic numbers

Holly Krieger has won a Whitehead Prize for work that combines number theory and dynamical systems.

Taming complexity

Maria Bruna has won a Whitehead Prize for finding a systematic way of simplifying complex systems.

Black holes win Nobel Prize

Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez win the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on black holes.

Life after the big Prize

We catch up with four giants of maths to see where their mathematical journey has taken them since winning prestigious prizes.

Congratulations to Martin Hairer!

The mathematician Martin Hairer has been awarded the 2021 Breakthrough Prize for Mathematics!

Football: Was points per game fair?

Would the "points per game" method have led to a fair outcome of the Premier League?

Unlocking the workforce

How can we all get back to work safely in the face of a lingering pandemic?

A Pointless return!

New episodes of Pointless, the addictive TV quiz show, return today! Celebrate with John Haigh and some fascinating Pointless maths!

  • Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.