List by Author: Shane Latchman

Five tools to explain something technical

There are many ways of explaining technical ideas, and using a range of strategies can give the most intuitive understanding.

Measuring catastrophic risk

Insurance companies offer protection against rare but catastrophic events like hurricanes or earthquakes. But how do they work out the financial risks associated to these disasters? Shane Latchman investigates.

Modelling catastrophesHardly six months go by without a natural disaster striking some part of the globe. While it's next to impossible to predict these catastrophes, let alone prevent them, mathematical modelling gives a way to prepare for their impact. Shane Latchman explains.