# Articles

From flocks of starlings to spiral galaxies: this article explores examples of emergent phenomena in nature.

Find out how a square grid and some simple rules can generate complex patterns and life-like behaviour.

Human beings are wilful and don't always act rationally. Yet, mathematical models of the behaviour of crowds are surprisingly accurate.

At any point in time there are two points on the Earth's equator with the same temperature.

Are you an emerging engineer, mathematician or scientist who doesn't have the support of a school, university, or other research organisation? Then the Spirit of Ramanujan project might be able to help.

A hundred years ago Ramanujan was elected FRS. Here is a look at the maths that gained him the title.

In normal life higher dimensions smack of science fiction, but in mathematics they are nothing out of the ordinary.

Should machines be allowed to make decisions that impact people's lives?

Will sophisticated algorithms one day replace mathematicians?

Find out how a little bit of maths can enable a machine to learn from experience.

Chess computers were one of the first step towards developing a form of AI. Here's a brief history.