mathematics and climate change

As the world prepares for COP26, the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, we look at how maths can help understand the climate crisis.

Complex systems go! The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Many processes, including climate change and the spread of COVID-19, involve a delay. Here's a beautiful equation designed to model such processes.

In this podcast we ask two experts to explain the models that predict how the Earth's climate will behave in the future.

Using artificial intelligence to improve traffic, protecting the environment and human health.

PhD student Soukayna Mouatadid talks to us about machine learning and climate change.

An insightful look at the climate models that predict our future.

Make your own climate prediction with this simple, but powerful, model!

The complex maths of weather and climate.

A mathematical model of the evolution of glaciers solves 88-year-old mystery.

A team of Australian researchers has delivered dire news for polar ecosystems, predicting that in some regions biodiversity may be reduced by as much as a third within decades. It's the result of a tipping point induced by global warming.

When the mathematician AK Erlang first used probability theory to model telephone networks in the early twentieth century he could hardly have imagined that the science he founded would one day help solve a most pressing global
problem: how to wean ourselves off fossil fuels and switch to renewable energy sources.

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