Fields Medallist June Huh tells us about maths you can "feel and touch" and why maths mirrors who we are as a species
Huh may have had relatively late start in mathematics but his work with maths you can feel and touch has won him a Fields medal.
June Huh has been awarded a Fields Medal for work on combinatorics and algebraic geometry.
Whether you want to understand viruses, win at lotto or solve a rubik's cube – you'll need some help from combinatorics.
Euler may not have cracked this problem completely, but it led to a lot of important work, including on what we today know as sudoku.
How many possible genetic relationships are there between a collection of different species? The answer is mind-bogglingly large.
Given there's a finite number of notes on a scale, can we still find a brand new melody? Perhaps they've all been written already!
Can we always find order in systems that are disordered? If so, just how large does a system have to be to contain a certain amount of order?
How do you best allocate students to universities, doctors to hospitals, or kidneys to transplant patients? It's a tough problem that has earned this year's Memorial Prize in Economics.