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a diagram showing the populations and days to show the curve of Cocid-19

What is ‘R’ and why does it need to be less than one? How many people need to take a vaccine for it to be effective? How much social distancing is needed to flatten the curve? And what does mathematics have to do with any of this?

Published on 27 October 2020


An image of Ada Lovelace


Over the past few decades, there has been huge advancements for women in areas such as medicine, business and law. Yet, when it comes to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the picture is less promising.

Published on 5 October 2020

Kevin Quantum standing with his palms facing upwards and smiling


Earlier this year, viewers across the UK witnessed the magic of Dundee graduate, Kevin Quantum, on the ITV hit show Britain’s Got Talent

Published on 4 August 2020