A new mathematical model for predicting infectious disease outbreaks incorporates fear -- both of disease and of vaccines -- to better understand how pandemics can occur in multiple waves of infections, like those we are seeing with COVID-19. ...

Join us as we follow Kathryn Hess on a mathematical mystery tour of the marvellous intricacy of the brain! ...

A major challenge in cancer therapy is the adaptive response of cancer cells to targeted therapies. Although this adaptive response is theoretically reversible, such a reversal is hampered by numerous molecular mechanisms that allow the cancer cells to adapt to the treatment. A team has used...

Scientists at Tohoku University and colleagues in Japan have developed a mathematical model that helps predict the tiny changes in carbon-based materials that could yield interesting properties. ...

Can physics shed new light on understanding language? Sanjaye Ramgoolam tells us about his exciting new approach that brings together theoretical physics, mathematics and computer science. ...

The beautiful rose curve has an odd pattern to the number of its petals – this student and teacher team explain why... ...

Explore the mathematical study of symmetry with this collection of content, which includes short introductions, in-depth articles, a podcast, and some magic! ...

We reveal some of the maths and magic hidden within a simple pack of cards! ...

WASHINGTON, DC -- Awards for the year’s best mathematics writing were given on July 27 in Chicago by the Mathematical Association of America at MAA MathFest, one of the largest gathering of mathematicians in the country.
“These award winners represent the best in mathematical writing, and we are...

Writing for Business Insider, Andy Kiersz recommends that "anyone who has any interest in math and math education" read Paul Lockhart's "A Mathematician's Lament."
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