## News from the world of Maths

Caucher Birkar has been awarded the Fields medal for his contribution to algebraic geometry.

Alessio Figalli has been awarded the Fields medal for his contributions, among other things, to optimal transport theory.

Akshay Venkatesh has been awarded the Fields medal 2018 for his work exploring the boundaries of number theory.

Peter Scholze has received the Fields medal 2018 for transforming arithmetic algebraic geometry.

The world's biggest mathematics conference is set to start in Rio de Janeiro.

The way many football leagues schedule their fixtures can lead to unfair effects — and unsolved maths problems!

From making penalties fairer and taking the perfect free kick, to designing an ideal ball and predicting results using an octopus, it's all there in our collection of football articles. Take your pick!

Cambridge researchers, the BBC, and thousands of citizen scientists have created a revolutionary infectious disease data set.