mathematical modelling
Umbrella or no umbrella? New advances in weather forecasting will help us dodge hurricanes and protect against floods.

Can maths help save lives by making more accurate predictions of future volcanic eruptions?

A mathematical understanding of what makes our hearts beat could save lives.

André Léger studies the fluid mechanics of food travelling through the intestines for consumer goods giant Unilever.

The 2004 Abel Prize celebrates one of the great landmarks of 20th century mathematics.

A mathematical approach might simplify studying how our genes operate.

In the first of a new series 'Imaging Maths', Plus takes an illustrated tour of an extraordinary geometric construction: the Klein bottle.

Mathematics shows that open source software beats closed source software in the race to fix bugs.

One million dollars is waiting to be won by anyone who can solve one of the grand mathematical challenges of the 21st century. In the second of two articles, Chris Budd looks at the wellposedness of the NavierStokes equations.

To study a system, mathematicians begin by identifying its most crucial elements, and try to describe them in simple mathematical terms. As Phil Wilson tells us, this simplification is the essence of mathematical modelling.
