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Tony Hoare: Beyond Quicksort

Imagine a world without computer errors. Tony Hoare, inventor of the famous Quicksort algorithm, is working on making it possible.

Enter the BSHM Schools Writing Prize!

What has mathematics made possible? Tell the world and win prizes!

Vaccination: Where do we stand and where are we going?

Where have the COVID-19 vaccines got us so far and where we are likely to be when the rollout is complete?

John Haigh: Celebrating the maths in everyday life

It's with great sadness that we learnt about the death of John Haigh last week. As a small tribute to Haigh here is a collection of articles he wrote or co-wrote for Plus.

László Lovász: Working mathematical miracles

László Lovász has won one half of the Abel Prize 2021 for fundamental contributions to theoretical computer science and discrete maths.

Avi Wigderson: "It's good to have hard problems"

You are faced with a difficult problem, it is not easily solved. How do you feel? Well, if you are Avi Wigderson, one of the winners of the 2021 Abel Prize, you are very happy!

Celebrating Pi Day with the shiniest of numbers!

From rabbits, to beauty, to myths and more – we celebrate Pi Day with the shiniest and most irrational of numbers!

Happy International Women's Day 2021!

From the mathematics of shuffling to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, we've really enjoyed speaking to all of these female mathematicians about their work over the last year.

Testing testing in schools

What's the safest way to reopen schools? And can testing make things better?

Joining forces to fight COVID-19Plus is proud to join forces with leading epidemiologists from the JUNIPER consortium.
Pop Math is live!

If you're interested in maths events for a general audience, then try the new Pop Math international events calendar!

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.

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