My latest book is Chancing It: The laws of chance and what they can do for you (London: Profile Books, 2016 £14.99 hardback). It’s a guide to what everyone should know about what probability is, how it works – and when it’s being abused by those who should know better, like scientists, medics and the media.
“At a time when mathematics needs charismatic ambassadors more than ever, Matthews has written a book of significance”
– Oliver Moody, The Times
“Matthews has the knack of explaining things clearly for the nonspecialist, leavening the formulae with intriguing snippets of history and biography”.
– Ian Critchley, The Sunday Times