A world without mathematical sciences?

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Screen capture from video, showing some uses of mathematics in daily life

Mathematics is the bedrock of civilisation and the language of science. Without it we couldn’t measure anything, make anything or build anything.

A world without mathematical sciences would be a world with no money, houses or roads. No hospitals or schools. No internet. No antibiotics.

For every advance in science, mathematics has been at its core - from systems that ensure smooth traffic flow and safer air travel to the algorithms behind cyber security and the technology in all our smartphones.

Not only does mathematics form the fundamental basis for many other disciplines, it delivers real-world impact in its own right.

Watch the EPSRC animation, "A world without mathematical sciences", and download the accompanying brochure (PDF), to find out how mathematical sciences leads to advances in all aspects of our lives from the development of powerful new antibiotics, to safer air travel, a reduction in crime and more competitive insurance products.

Reference: PN 55-18