## mathematical modelling

Ray Goldstein explains what little green algae have told us about evolution the maths of synchronisation.

How do green algae manage a perfect breaststroke even though they haven't got a brain? Enter the maths of synchronisation.

Human beings are wilful and don't always act rationally. Yet, mathematical models of the behaviour of crowds are surprisingly accurate.

Tracing the path of invading species using a famous problem in graph theory.

How can we get a grip on the uncertainties in mathematical models?

This is the winning article in the ages 11-15 category of the 2017 BSHM schools writing competition.

We can't let penguin awareness day pass without a look at some penguin maths.

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.