## mathematical modelling

**Charlotte Mulcare**uses milk to show how maths and stats can provide genetic answers.

*Plus*spoke to

**Peter Wadhams**from the Polar Ocean Physics Group at the University of Cambridge to get a glimpse of the group's work.

**Lewis Dartnell**turns the universe into a matrix to model traffic, forest fires and sprawling cities.

Ground breaking work in uncovering optimal funding mechanisms in financial markets