mathematical modelling

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.

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

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

Can mathematics predict the inevitable consequences of climate change? And more importantly, can it suggest ways to reduce, or even prevent some of these consequences?

China has recently revoked its one-child policy. What better occasion to explore the mathematics of population growth with a surprising example.