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Modelling nature with fractals
Computer games and cinema special effects owe much of their realism to the study of fractals.
takes you on a journey from the motion of a microscopic particle to the creation of imaginary moonscapes.
Maths in a minute: n-body problems
Why too many bodies present a problem.
Explaining weirdness with weirdness
A very strange way of explaining away the strangeness of quantum mechanics.
Maths in a minute: The central limit theorem
Opinion polls, election forecasts, testing new medical drugs — none of these would be possible without the...
Snakes and adders
How can an electronic device fed on a diet of 0s and 1s perform complex tasks? We explore the workings of...
Happy birthday Claude Shannon!
You may not have heard his name, but you're making use of his work every single day: Claude Shannon, hailed...
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