## chaos

Want to understand chaos? Then have a look at Smale's famous horseshoe map.

Want to understand chaos? Then have a look at this famous brainchild of the mathematician Stephen Smale.

How a maths competition spawned the foundations of chaos theory.

If you thought that billiards was a harmless game to play in the pub, think again. It's a breeding ground for chaos!

Artur Avila tells us about taming chaos.

Artur Avila is being honoured for "formidable technical power, the ingenuity and tenacity of a master problem-solver, and an unerring sense for deep and

significant questions."

It's one of the most beautiful sights in nature: fireflies illuminating the night with their synchronised flashing. Mathematicians have just solved a 40 year-old problem behind this striking phenomenon.