As well as research papers, I have written articles for several newspapers and magazines, including Scientific American, Nautilus, BBC Focus, New Scientist and The Observer. In 2012, I won the Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize.


Will the Earth ever fill up?

Mosquito Press (a short story)

Book reviews: Professor Povey's Perplexing Problems, The Birth of a Theorem


Immunity's illusion

Help West Africa in its Ebola crisis

The calculus of contagion

Finding Apollo (book chapter in 50 Visions of Mathematics)

Math's beautiful monsters

Book review: The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets


Forget perfect pizzas, here are four things simple maths really can help you with

How can I win at Christmas board games?

Keep it simple, stupid: Maths doesn’t have to be “complex”

Exploring the financial ecosystem

The shortlist (a short story)

Factoring in face time

Chaos reigns

Book reviews: Mathletics, The Joy of X, Math on Trial, Naked Statistics