Emergence is a concept that's become quite famous in popular culture, but still has a ring of the magical and mystical about it. In this podcast we talk to Chris Budd, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Bath, about what emergence is and where we can observe it.
We also listen to some music that has emerged from a cellular automaton, and see how one can go about modelling the behaviour of those most complex of animals: human beings. And as usual, we will explore some maths in one minute.
To find out more about these issues in our series of articles by Chris Budd.