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?
Count down to Christmas with maths!
Where do the magnetic fields of planets and stars come from?
- In this podcast Paul Shepherd tells us about the maths of football stadiums and why his work required him to listen to Belgian techno.
Amidst all the controversy of the FIFA World Cup 2022 there is also some football to be played. And where there's football, there's maths...
Tosin uses maths to guarantee the continued production of chocolate.