### Training AI models to answer 'what if?' questions could improve medical treatments

An international team, including researchers in DAMTP, has found that a comparatively new area of machine learning could make medical treatments safer, more efficient, and more personalised.

### Swarming cicadas, stock traders, and the wisdom of the crowd

DAMTP research shows that the springtime emergence of vast swarms of cicadas can be explained by a mathematical model of collective decision-making similar to those describing stock market crashes.

### Contagious Maths: bringing mathematical research into the classroom

New resources launched by Professor Julia Gog and the Faculty's outreach project link mathematical research to the school curriculum, to highlight the role of maths in tackling real-world problems.

### Shadow Secretary of State visits Cambridge to discuss AI policy and innovation

The Shadow Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Peter Kyle MP, visited Cambridge in January 2024 to discuss AI policy and innovation.

### Oscar Randal-Williams takes up the Sadleirian Professorship of Pure Mathematics

Congratulations to Oscar Randal-Williams, who has been elected to the prestigious Sadleirian Professorship of Pure Mathematics in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.

### Cambridge snapshots: Kweku Abraham

Dr Kweku Abraham is a postdoctoral researcher in statistics in DPMMS, working on the mathematics of deep learning. He tells us about why he enjoys statistics, revisiting a favourite mathematical moment, and what life as an early career researcher involves.

### DAMTP welcomes the Centre for Climate Repair

The Centre for Climate Repair has recently taken up residence at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP). Director Shaun Fitzgerald explains the Centre's work and its contribution to the recent COP28 summit.

### Professor Douglas Gough FRS awarded 2024 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy

Congratulations to Douglas Gough, Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics in DAMTP and the IoA, on the award of the 2024 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy.

### A tip of the hat: celebrating the aperiodic monotile discovery

In December 2023 the Centre for Mathematical Sciences hosted a celebration of the famous 'hat' - the fascinating aperiodic monotile discovered earlier in the year.

### Jack Thorne elected to Kuwait Professorship of Number Theory and Algebra

Jack Thorne, Professor of Number Theory in DPMMS, has been elected as the new Kuwait Professor of Number Theory and Algebra with effect from 1 January 2024.