## News from the world of Maths

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

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.

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