## News from the world of Maths

A new institute on the maths of information has just been launched at the Faculty of Mathematics in Cambridge.

Clever geometry produces materials that shrink when heated.

The US election circus is in full swing. Here's a dose of election maths to help you through.

Computer scientists have made a breakthrough in the theory of cake cutting.

A series of free public lectures in London explores the relevance of maths to all our lives.

Mathematicians are working hard to understand an impenetrable proof of the famous ABC conjecture.

In these two short videos the legendary Andrew Wiles talks about what it was like to prove Fermat's Last Theorem, and what it feels like to do maths.

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