mathematical modelling

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

Mathematical models predict how fast a rumour will spread and how many people it's likely to reach.

A model of the interaction between predators and prey explains why sometimes frogs appear to eat snakes.

Mathematicians explore how opinions spread through a society.