Mathematics explains how giant ‘whirlpools’ form in developing egg cells

The swirling currents occur when the rodlike structures that extend inward from the cells’ membranes bend in tandem, like stalks of wheat caught in a strong

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Jan. 13, 2021 ~5 min

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UK modelling study finds case isolation and contact tracing vital to COVID-19 epidemic control

In the absence of a vaccine or highly effective treatments for COVID-19, combining isolation and intensive contact tracing with physical distancing

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June 16, 2020 ~9 min

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Researcher profile: Professor Julia Gog

Professor Julia Gog is a mathematician who specialises in modelling the spread of infectious diseases, particularly pandemic influenza. For months, she and the other members of her research group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics have been modelling and mapping the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19.

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April 8, 2020 ~6 min

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Women in STEM: Dr Natasha Morrison

Dr Natasha Morrison is a Research Fellow in mathematics at Sidney Sussex College and a member of the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. She completed her PhD at Oxford and her undergraduate studies at Durham. Her research focuses on a branch of mathematics which models the behaviours of networks, from how diseases spread to how viral stories circulate on social media.

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Feb. 13, 2020 ~3 min

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Women in STEM: Dr Stephanie Höhn

Dr Stephanie Höhn is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and a member of Trinity Hall. Here, she tells us about her unusual path to an academic career, the advantages of being a biologist in a mathematics department, and how an organism that can turn itself inside out might one day help us prevent certain birth defects.

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Nov. 14, 2019 ~6 min

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Women in STEM: Amelia Drew

Amelia Drew is a PhD candidate in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Here, she tells us about dark matter, being the only scientist in the family, and how to avoid feeling isolated during a PhD. 

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Oct. 10, 2019 ~3 min

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Women in STEM: Dr Cohl Furey

Dr Cohl Furey is a Walter Grant Scott Fellow in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and a member of Trinity Hall. Here, she tells us about the elegance of mathematical physics, which 'gets better and better the further you go.'  

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Sept. 12, 2019 ~2 min

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Report examines origins and nature of ‘maths anxiety’

A report out today examines the factors that influence ‘maths anxiety’ among primary and secondary school students, showing that teachers and parents may inadvertently play a role in a child’s development of the condition, and that girls tend to be more affected than boys.

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March 14, 2019 ~7 min

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