List by Author: Chris Budd
Many processes, including climate change and the spread of COVID-19, involve a delay. Here's a beautiful equation designed to model such processes.
The golden ratio has many amazing properties. But is it really a secret of nature and the epitome of beauty?
With a bit of maths, yes!
Are these methods fair?
Unfortunately the answer is no, not perfectly. Find out more here.
One of the greatest threats to whales is being struck by ships. Find out how Pythagoras' theorem can help avoid this.
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.
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.
Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.
A game you're almost certain to lose...
What are the challenges of communicating from the frontiers of mathematical research, and why should we be doing it?
Maths meets politics as early career mathematicians present their work at the Houses of Parliament.
Celebrate this year's International Women's Day with some of the articles and podcasts we have produced with women mathematicians over the last year!
How to sum an infinite series using chocolate.