## mathematics in the media

Is maths succeeding in putting astronomical threats in perspective?

*Plus*talks to the Government Actuary, Chris Daykin about the

**pensions crisis**, and how actuaries use statistical and modelling techniques to plan for all our futures.

*More or Less*, BBC Radio 4's series devoted to all things numerical, starts on November 12th. Presenter

**Andrew Dilnot**tells

*Plus*about the motivation behind the programme.