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.
Teo tells us about his work in artificial intelligence, his travels around the world, and how inspiration sometimes strikes in the pub.
Clouds make the weather, yet their detail isn't taken into account in weather forecasts. Artificial intelligence might be able to help.
Predicting the weather is hard. With more data and computing power becoming available, artificial intelligence can help.
How does your phone know what the weather's going to be like?
How a little insect can cause chaos.