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Marianne Freiberger </div>
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<b>Peter Markowich</b> is a mathematician who likes to take pictures. At first his two interests seemed completely separate to him, but then he realised that behind every picture there is a mathematical story to tell. <i>Plus</i> went to see him to find out more, and ended up with a pictorial introduction to partial differential equations. </div>
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<p><i>Beautiful photography is not what you usually find on a mathematician's website, but this is just what Plus recently came across while idly browsing the Web. Intrigued, we went to see the website's owner, and ended up with an introduction to some high-powered mathematics through the means of pictures.</i></p>
<p><i>Parts of this interview are also available as a <a href="/podcasts/PlusPodcastSept08.mp3">podcast</a>.</i></p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/universal-pictures" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/universal-pictures#comments48Alan Turinganimal patterningBoltzmann equationCMSdifferential equationmathematics and artnavier-stokes equationsoptimal transportationpartial differential equationreaction-diffusion equationsSun, 31 Aug 2008 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2343 at http://plus.maths.org/contentHow the leopard got its spots
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How does the uniform ball of cells that make up an embryo differentiate to create the dramatic patterns of a zebra or leopard? How come there are spotty animals with stripy tails, but no stripy animals with spotty tails? <b>Lewis Dartnell</b> solves these, and other, puzzles of animal patterning. </div>
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<h2>Some Just So stories of animal patterning</h2>
<p><i>Alan Turing is considered to be one of the most brilliant mathematicians of the last century. He helped crack the German Enigma code during the Second World War and laid the foundations for the digital computer. His only foray into mathematical biology produced a paper so insightful that it is still regularly cited today, over 50 years since it was published.</i></p>
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