The Plus advent calendar 2017

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Put on the fire, light the candles and get out the chocolates: Christmas is coming! Apart from all the food and drink Christmas is also a time for binge watching, so this year we've decided to bring you some of our favourite Plus videos. There's nothing more soothing than a bit of fascinating maths, explained by a fascinating mathematician, that doesn't even require you to read stuff. Happy watching!

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  • Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.

  • As COP28, the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, kicks off we look at how maths can help understand the climate crisis.

  • How do you create dramatic film out of mathematics? We find out with writer and director Timothy Lanzone.

  • Mathematics plays a central role in understanding how infectious diseases spread. This collection of articles looks at some basic concepts in epidemiology to help you understand this fascinating and important field, and set you up for further study.

  • Find out why the formula we use to work out conditional probabilities is true!

  • We talk about a play that explores the fascinating mathematical collaboration between the mathematicians GH Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan.