## mathematics and art

**Peter Markowich**is a mathematician who likes to take pictures. At first his two interests seemed completely separate to him, but then he realised that behind every picture there is a mathematical story to tell.

*Plus*went to see him to find out more, and ended up with a pictorial introduction to partial differential equations.

**Lewis Dartnell**looks at some stunning examples.

Mathematicians and artists mingle in London

Van Gogh paintings mimic the physics that governs turbulence

**Carla Farsi**is both an artist and a mathematician, who declared 2005 her Special Year for art and maths. Find out what she got up to, and what it's like being a part of both worlds.