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  1. Maths and climate change: the melting Arctic

    ... Despite its simplicity, the model picks out some of the main features of ice growth. As the ice thickness increases, the rate of growth ... of the real distributions of ice thickness and features such as pressure ridges and open leads. When we're looking for trends ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 16:51 - 0 comments

  2. Can triangles help spot a bomb?

    ... at an image on a screen to see what kind of visual features their eyes latch onto. It's important to know how big the visual ...

    Marianne - 26 Jul 2018 - 16:51 - 2 comments

  3. Prize specimens

    ... possible region shapes, but they collected data about what features made a region good or bad. For example, they looked at how many ... piece was, and how much a tiling problem was affected by features of the boundary such as corners. To do this they had to make a priori ...

    plusadmin - 25 Jul 2018 - 19:46 - 0 comments

  4. Plus appears on Doctor Who!

    ... regular Plus readers will know, each issue of Plus features an interview with someone who has a maths or maths-related degree, and ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 13:51 - 0 comments

  5. Career interview: Games developer

    ... and relying on their feedback to incorporate the right new features. "We write the tools", Nick says, "but we spend a lot of time helping ... We are constantly redesigning the engine and thinking of new features to put in, based on what users want. "In this area there are so ...

    plusadmin - 27 Jul 2018 - 04:53 - 0 comments

  6. It's bigger on the inside!

    ... mathematics into the plot, but there is another way it features on TV and film: as the force that drives visual effects. Simulations ...

    Marianne - 26 Jul 2018 - 16:51 - 1 comment

  7. 'Mathematics and democracy'

    ... than other systems. After examining various other features of approval voting — its vulnerability to strategic voting, the ... show how mathematics can be used to illuminate two essential features of democracy: – how individual preferences can be aggregated ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 07:49 - 1 comment

  8. Uncoiling the spiral: Maths and hallucinations

    ... brain to put these edges together to detect more complicated features like contours and surfaces. But the work I have done with my wife ... and running on pavement. All the shrubs, rocks, geological features started to turn to bears, bison, people, motor homes, boats, etc. ...

    plusadmin - 27 Jul 2018 - 01:52 - 38 comments

  9. Simon Singh wins Leelavati Prize for Public Outreach in Maths

    ... Simon Singh In 1990 he joined BBC's Science and Features department and in 1996 directed a BAFTA Award winning documentary ...

    Marianne - 25 Jul 2018 - 22:47 - 1 comment

  10. Chaos, chance and money

    ... But what exactly is chaos? One of its features is that tiny changes to the starting conditions can result in wildly ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 19:52 - 0 comments