You may have had bad memories from mathematics at school, or maybe you liked it and stayed curious about it or even work in a related field. But in any case, you may ask yourselves: why research in mathematics is important? You may think that we already know all we need to know in mathematics as we are already able, for instance, to make the sophisticated computations required to successfully send a rocket into space to explore other planets. You might be surprised, but continuing research in mathematics can and will change our lives. And even save lots of human beings. How could mathematics save lives? A few years ago,…