The best of both worlds

Straddling the boundary between pure and applied mathematics.

Happy International Women's Day!

We celebrate with some of our favourite articles and interviews with female mathematicians and physicists from the last year.

Exploring rare genetic resources

You could help researchers understand the genetics, and potential links, between mathematical talent and autism.

David Spiegelhalter's favourite people of science

David Spiegelhalter, one of our favourite experts on statistics, recently joined David Attenborough, Bill Bryson and other eminent contributors on the Royal Society's People of Science series. You can watch the video here.

Happy e day!

Today is e day! Celebrate the lovely number e with some of our favourite articles on the topic.

Bizarre conclusion from alcohol study

Can a pint a day give you dementia? Yes, if reported claims of a recent study are to be believed, but no if you have a closer look at the data the study was based on.

Spaghetti, chance and typhoid

In 1915 a cook in California accidentally infected 93 people with typhoid. Over 100 years on mathematicians shed light on a long-standing mystery surrounding this and other outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Celebrating the new year with a new prime!

Mathematicians are celebrating the new year with a new discovery – the largest known prime number

Mathematician advises the Home Office

Statistics professor John Aston has been appointed as the Home Office's new Chief Scientific Adviser.

On the tiles

Our colleague Becky Warren has been distracting us with her wonderful tiling puzzles...

Quantum device solves very hard problem

Quantum particles that are both light and matter help solve infamous NP hard problems.

Celebrating Black Mathematician Month!

Promoting black mathematicians, and talking about building a more representative mathematical community.

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