List by Author: Wim Hordijk
The answer comes from the physics of waves.
In preparation for this year's snooker world championship, Wim Hordijk finds some powerful maths behind snooker statistics...
Tracing the path of invading species using a famous problem in graph theory.
Resonant electromagnetic waves, created by lightning flashes, circle the Earth. Wim Hordijk explores the maths and shows how you can keep track with these phenomena.
There are problems that are easy to solve in theory, but impossible to solve in practice. Intrigued? Then join us on a journey through the world of complexity, all the way to the famous P versus NP conjecture.
Whether you're aware of it or not, the language you use to express yourself follows strict mathematical principles.
A useful tool for spotting trends in data.
A little bit of maths can go a long way in telling the truth from lies.
Simple mathematical rules can make for some interesting psychedelic science.
If only the fittest survive, how can we explain the evolution of altruism? Mathematics has some answers.
Why evolution through natural selection is more than a mere "theory".
Can mathematics predict the inevitable consequences of climate change? And more importantly, can it suggest ways to reduce, or even prevent some of these consequences?
We talk to Stuart Johnston who uses mathematics to find out how noise pollution in the oceans impacts whales.
Generating electricity without the use of fossil fuels is not just an engineering and industrial challenge, it is also a huge mathematical challenge.
In this podcast author Coralie Colmez shares insights into her novel The irrational diary of Clara Valentine.
We talk to early career mathematicians who spent some of their summer holiday solving problems posed by industry — such as how to blend a perfect smoothie!
Don't like plant-based meat alternatives, but want to spare animals and the environment? There's hope on the horizon, aided by a good helping of maths.