Lewis Dartnell turns the universe into a matrix to model traffic, forest fires and sprawling cities.
If you've ever watched a flock of birds flying at dusk, or a school of fish reacting to a predator, you'll have been amazed by their perfectly choreographed moves. Yet, complex as this behaviour may seem, it's not all that hard to model it on a computer. Lewis Dartnell presents a hands-on guide for creating your own simulations — no previous experience necessary.
Plus went to see members of Norman Foster's group of architects to learn about the maths behind architecture.