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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.



Read more at: Professor John D Barrow FRS, 1952 - 2020

Professor John D Barrow FRS, 1952 - 2020

The Faculty is deeply saddened by the death of Professor John D Barrow FRS on 26th September, 2020. 


Read more at: Communicating COVID-19 to policy makers and the public

Communicating COVID-19 to policy makers and the public

The Faculty's Plus magazine has been supporting researchers in communicating important concepts surrounding COVID-19 to policy makers and the public.



Read more at: Artificial intelligence takes on COVID-19

Artificial intelligence takes on COVID-19

A collaboration between mathematicians at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) and clinicians and researchers from around the world is developing an AI tool to help with diagnosing COVID-19 and making prognoses for infected patients.


Read more at: Social distancing: How close is safe?

Social distancing: How close is safe?

As the world gradually emerges from lockdown, fluid dynamicists at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) are investigating how to keep safe as we move about our daily lives.