Mathematical models can help figure out class sizes and configurations to minimize disruptions and school closures.
Schools reopening during the current coronavirus pandemic need to calculate class sizes to prevent the spread of disease and minimize disruptions.
The balance between political judgements and scientific knowledge is a delicate one to negotiate.
Learning from past epidemics about the long-term future of COVID-2019.
Currently, the number of confirmed global COVID-19 cases is doubling about every six days. At this rate, Australia’s health sector will be unable to cope.
What goes into all for one and one for all?
Where do the cooperative skills that hold together human societies come from and why don’t our selfish instincts overwhelm them? Evolutionary game theory suggests that empathy is a crucial contributor.
Is this how we got the sperm and the egg?
An ancient sexual conflict over mitochondrial inheritance may be responsible for the evolution of the two sexes as we know them.
When is red not red, or blue not blue? How bees interpret colour is vital for finding the right flowers.
Extra “eyes” on top of bee heads help them see colours the same way under all light conditions. And it’s an approach that could help us design better cameras.
Where are the people really going?
Is Trump up or down? Will the public vote yes or no? Who will win the election? A mathematician’s guide to understanding polls in the media.
Got to get to school on time.
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Every year, school districts across the U.S. try to plan out a bus schedule that works for all students while keeping costs and emissions low. Our mathematical models can help.
There are some great uses.
Maths is often a quiet contributor to problems in subjects like biology.