List by Author: Andrew Chambers

Life on the beach with Markov chains

Markov chains are exceptionally useful tools for calculating probabilities, and they might increase your chance of getting to the beach!

Coding with linear codes (or how to avoid being eaten by crocodiles)

Can you encode a message so that errors in transmission are automatically corrected?

Elliptic cryptography

How a special kind of curve can keep your data safe.

  • Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.

  • As COP28, the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, kicks off we look at how maths can help understand the climate crisis.

  • How do you create dramatic film out of mathematics? We find out with writer and director Timothy Lanzone.

  • Mathematics plays a central role in understanding how infectious diseases spread. This collection of articles looks at some basic concepts in epidemiology to help you understand this fascinating and important field, and set you up for further study.

  • Find out why the formula we use to work out conditional probabilities is true!

  • We talk about a play that explores the fascinating mathematical collaboration between the mathematicians GH Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan.