mathematical modelling

Why do the rich and popular get richer and more popular?
If you've ever watched a flock of birds flying at dusk, or a school of fish reacting to a predator, you'll have been amazed by their perfectly choreographed moves. Yet, complex as this behaviour may seem, it's not all that hard to model it on a computer. Lewis Dartnell presents a hands-on guide for creating your own simulations — no previous experience necessary.
A model borrowed from engineering may help save coral reefs
The risks in Who wants to be a millionaire?
Jose Munoz explains how engineering can allow you to explore the unknown, from understanding how mechanical structures bend to investigating the way genes affect the shape of embryos.
Umbrella or no umbrella? New advances in weather forecasting will help us dodge hurricanes and protect against floods.
Can maths help save lives by making more accurate predictions of future volcanic eruptions?
A mathematical understanding of what makes our hearts beat could save lives.
André Léger studies the fluid mechanics of food travelling through the intestines for consumer goods giant Unilever.
The 2004 Abel Prize celebrates one of the great landmarks of 20th century mathematics.
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