## dynamical system

This article gives a short but thorough introduction to that fabled beast of mathematics: the Mandelbrot set.

Want to understand chaos? Then have a look at Smale's famous horseshoe map.

Want to understand chaos? Then have a look at this famous brainchild of the mathematician Stephen Smale.

In this short clip the Fields medallist tells us about his bad marks at school and his fascinatingly eclectic work as a mathematician.

The division of plant cells is governed by their shape – just one example of how maths may reveal the fundamental laws underlying biology.

If you thought that billiards was a harmless game to play in the pub, think again. It's a breeding ground for chaos!

Here's an easy game that leads you straight to an unsolved question in maths.

Why doing maths is like being Lewis Carroll's Red Queen and how to keep going beyond the formidable age of 84.

Why doing maths is like being Lewis Carroll's Red Queen and how to keep going beyond the formidable age of 84.