Careful with your Christmas b(a)ubbles

Modelling shows that your choice of how many households you bubble with this Christmas can make a real difference to the spread COVID-19.

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?

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

  • The BloodCounts! project is gearing up towards one of the largest-scale applications yet of machine learning in medicine and healthcare.

  • What do chocolate and mayonnaise have in common? It's maths! Find out how in this podcast featuring engineer Valerie Pinfield.

  • Is it possible to write unique music with the limited quantity of notes and chords available? We ask musician Oli Freke!

  • How can maths help to understand the Southern Ocean, a vital component of the Earth's climate system?

  • Was the mathematical modelling projecting the course of the pandemic too pessimistic, or were the projections justified? Matt Keeling tells our colleagues from SBIDER about the COVID models that fed into public policy.