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« Back to News## Making maths relevant to the climate strikes

23 September 2019

Scientists at the University of Oxford work with students to write new GCSE and A-level maths practice questions that help to integrate climate change into the school curriculum.

## Science Blog: How do jumping popper toys work?

17 May 2019

In a series of videos launching The Mathematical Observer, a new YouTube channel showcasing the research performed in the Oxford Mathematics Observatory, Oxford Mathematician Michael Gomez (in collaboration with Derek Moulton and Dominic Vella) investigates the science behind the jumping popper toy.

## Gardens, Libraries and Museums commit to closer collaboration with University of Padua museums

25 March 2019

Oxford University's Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Padua's Centro di Ateneo per i Musei, which will strengthen collaboration between the two institutions.

## Oxford mathematician wins Gold at the House of Common's STEM for Britain competition

15 March 2019

Award Chemistry Engineering Maths

This prestigious annual competition provides an opportunity for researchers to communicate their research to parliamentarians.

## The Alan Turing Institute gets £48 million government funding boost

19 December 2018

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has today announced funding for two major new research programmes in artificial intelligence, both led in collaboration with The Alan Turing Institute, to spearhead new cutting-edge data science and artificial intelligence research.

## Better sleep linked with family tree strength

7 August 2018

The question of why we sleep has been a longstanding subject of debate, with some theories suggesting that slumber provides respite for the brain, which allows it to filter out insignificant neural connections, build new ones, strengthen memories and even repair itself. However, new Oxford University research has used mathematical approaches to tackle the adaptive significance of sleep, and suggests that it has another equally significant purpose - boosting our ‘fitness’ and future family line reproductive success.

## Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards champion high-impact research

17 July 2018

Award Engineering MPLS Maths Physics Zoology

Oxford University has celebrated high-impact research with the first Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards. MPLS researchers were among those recognised.

## Sir Andrew Wiles appointed first Regius Professor of Mathematics at Oxford

1 June 2018

Oxford mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles, renowned for his proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, has been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to be Oxford's first Regius Professor of Mathematics.

## From visual to verbal – there’s more than one way to understand maths

18 May 2018

Vicky Neale, Whitehead Lecturer at the Mathematical Institute, and Lizzie Kimber, Programme Leader for Mathematics at Bishop Grosseteste University, discuss the different ways of thinking about maths in an article first published on the Conversation

## SCIENCE BLOG: ‘Simplicity bias’ in science

15 May 2018

Professor Ard Louis from the Department of Physics explains the maths behind a phenomenon observed in science and engineering termed ‘simplicity bias’, which makes simple outputs far more likely than complex outputs.

## Awards and grants for MPLS researchers

10 May 2018

Award Chemistry Funding Maths Physics Plant sciences Zoology

Two MPLS academics have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society, with a number of other academics receiving awards and significant grants.

## Tricks of the Tour - optimising the breakaway position in cycle races using mathematical modelling

8 May 2018

Cycling science is a lucrative and competitive industry in which small advantages are often the difference between winning and losing. For example, the 2017 Tour de France was won by a margin of less than one minute for a total race time of more than 86 hours. Such incremental improvements in performance come from a wide range of specialists, including sports scientists, engineers, and dieticians. How can mathematics assist us?

## Oxford to have key role in multi-million pound energy storage research

23 January 2018

Engineering Funding Materials science Maths Research

Oxford University is to be a key player in an extensive new activity supporting the development of next-generation batteries.

## Elsevier supports mathematics at Oxford with £1 million donation

16 January 2018

Global information analytics business Elsevier is donating £1 million to Oxford Mathematics, in support of fellowships, research meetings and workshops.