mathematical modelling

Using maths to simulate the behaviour of criminals.

How the maths that is used to predict earthquakes can help fight gang crime.

How stupid systems can use clever ways of finding things.

El Niño is a climate event without equal, causing droughts, floods, hurricanes and typhoons around the globe. How can we understand and predict it?

Why maths is an important tool in the fight against Ebola.

How maths helps us understand and fight infectious diseases.

In the first part of this article we let maths set the scene for a free kick. Now we continue the drama, tracing the trajectory of the ball throughout the milliseconds it takes it to reach the goal line.

A new study suggests that Facebook is heading for a very rapid decline.

Geometric hallucinations are very common: people get them after taking drugs, following sensory deprivation, or even after rubbing their eyes. What can they tell us about how our brain works?

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