## mathematical modelling

**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.

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.

A mathematical approach might simplify studying how our genes operate.

*Plus*takes an illustrated tour of an extraordinary geometric construction: the

**Klein bottle**.

Mathematics shows that open source software beats closed source software in the race to fix bugs.