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?
Some practical tips to help you when you need it most!
A basic introduction to the most powerful tools in science and enginnering.
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!