Articles

  • What's in a name?
  • Disaster
Coincidences are familiar to us all but what are the so-called laws of chance? From coin tossing to freak weather events, Geoffrey Grimmett explains how probability is at the heart of it all.
In the first of two articles, David Henwood discusses the vibrations that can be harnessed by musical instrument makers.
  • The Dearing report
  • Network capacity problem
  • References

Sir Walter Raleigh is perhaps best known for laying down his cloak in the mud for Queen Elizabeth I. But, he also started a mathematical quest which to this day remains unsolved.

How do you choose a partner? Is it an irrational choice or is it made rationally, based on a mathematical model which analyses the best potential partner you are likely to meet?