mathematical modelling

What's your strategy for love? Hold out for The One, or try and avoid the bad ones? How long should you wait before cutting your losses and settling down with whoever comes along next? John Billingham investigates and saves the national grid in the process.
Food evolution
Modelling terrorist activity
Have you got as many friends as you think?
Using sand to create new mathematical models
Mathematics tackles an eternal question
Rupa Patel never wanted to be a financial engineer — she wanted to be a maths teacher. However, her skills in conveying difficult mathematical concepts to others, as well as a love of maths, enticed her into the exciting field of financial mathematics. Now she models risk, travels Europe and occasionally finds time to herself to examine the maths of her job in detail.
Lewis Dartnell turns the universe into a matrix to model traffic, forest fires and sprawling cities.