## mathematical modelling

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.

**mathematical modelling**.

**Navier-Stokes equations**.

*Plus*talks to the Government Actuary, Chris Daykin about the

**pensions crisis**, and how actuaries use statistical and modelling techniques to plan for all our futures.