The Fields Medal 2018: Alessio Figalli

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

ICM 2018 begins: and the winners are....

The International Congress of Mathematicians 2018 has got off to a joyous start with the announcement of some of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics.

The Fields Medal 2018: Caucher Birkar

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

The Fields Medal 2018: Peter Scholze

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

Brazil welcomes the International Congress of Mathematicians 2018

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

Clocking the schedule

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

Welcome to the FIFA World Cup!

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!

A very useful pandemic

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

Britain in love

Trying to make sense of a romantic statistic.

Join an edit-a-thon to improve the presence of female mathematicians

Join a mass edit of the Wikiquote maths page to improve the presence of women.

Schools maths competition

Write an article, make a movie, or create a multi-media presentation to explore the world of maths and win prizes!

Abel Prize 2018: the power of asking good questions

Robert Langlands wins for his "visionary program".

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