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?
Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.
A game you're almost certain to lose...
What are the challenges of communicating from the frontiers of mathematical research, and why should we be doing it?
Maths meets politics as early career mathematicians present their work at the Houses of Parliament.
Celebrate this year's International Women's Day with some of the articles and podcasts we have produced with women mathematicians over the last year!
How to sum an infinite series using chocolate.