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Read more at: On the mathematical frontline: Julia Gog

On the mathematical frontline: Julia Gog

In February 2020 Julia Gog, Professor of Mathematical Biology at DAMTP, was released from her normal duties to devote herself entirely to the fight against COVID-19. In this interview she tells us about her journey through the pandemic so far.


Read more at: NRICH provides vital support for UK homeschooling

NRICH provides vital support for UK homeschooling

When the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools, the Faculty's NRICH education programme provided vital support to the UK's schoolchildren, their parents and teachers. 



Read more at: Shedding light on the unknown

Shedding light on the unknown

Ioannis Kontoyiannis, the Faculty's new Churchill Professor of Mathematics, tells us about a favourite topic amongst his far-ranging interests: the theory of information and its applications.


Read more at: From simple to profound

From simple to profound

Roland Bauerschmidt works on problems motivated by physics, using tools from statistics and pure mathematics.



Read more at: David Spiegelhalter wins Faraday Prize

David Spiegelhalter wins Faraday Prize

David Spiegelhalter won the Prize for communicating key concepts from statistics and probability theory to the public, most recently through the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article he tells us about his work.


Read more at: Universe Unravelled

Universe Unravelled

The Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology has teamed up with Discovery on a documentary series exploring new windows on our Universe.



Read more at: Clearing the air: making indoor spaces COVID safe

Clearing the air: making indoor spaces COVID safe

New work by Paul Linden of DAMTP and his team shows that ventilation is crucial and that masks are beneficial.


Read more at: Taming complexity

Taming complexity

Maria Bruna has won a Whitehead Prize for her "outstanding research in asymptotic homogenisation". We explore what this research entails, and find out how it has helped the company Dyson build better vacuum cleaners.



Read more at: Dynamic numbers

Dynamic numbers

Holly Krieger has won a Whitehead Prize for her "deep contributions to arithmetic dynamics". In this article we explore what her work is about and how it is linked to the famous Mandelbrot set.


Read more at: Changing perspectives

Changing perspectives

Henry Wilton has won a Whitehead Prize for "his remarkable contributions to geometric and combinatorial group theory". In this article we venture to the interface of geomety and algebra to find out what this means.