Plus Advent Calendar Door #24: Merry Christmas!

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The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge.

One of the most exciting places in the mathematical world is the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences (INI), an international research centre and our neighbour here on the University of Cambridge's maths campus. The INI attracts leading mathematical scientists from all over the world, and is open to all.

We are proud to be collaborating with the INI to bring the cutting edge mathematics that is being done there to the general public. With this year's advent calendar we celebrated this collaboration by bringing you some of our favourite articles and podcast produced as part of it over 2022. But there is of course much more than that — so with this, the last door of our calendar, we invite you to browse all the things we have produced with the wonderful INI so far. From group theory to Euler's famous formula, there's plenty for you to read on those long Christmassy evenings in front of the fire. Enjoy!

Read all our INI related content!

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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.

  • What do chocolate and mayonnaise have in common? It's maths! Find out how in this podcast featuring engineer Valerie Pinfield.

  • Is it possible to write unique music with the limited quantity of notes and chords available? We ask musician Oli Freke!

  • How can maths help to understand the Southern Ocean, a vital component of the Earth's climate system?

  • Was the mathematical modelling projecting the course of the pandemic too pessimistic, or were the projections justified? Matt Keeling tells our colleagues from SBIDER about the COVID models that fed into public policy.

  • PhD student Daniel Kreuter tells us about his work on the BloodCounts! project, which uses maths to make optimal use of the billions of blood tests performed every year around the globe.