The aim of this project was to meet the increasing demands of the STEM sector, which is essential for developing the UK economy.
Maths graduates talk about what their subject means to them and how it has helped them in their chosen careers. Video produced by the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (IMA) as part of the National HE STEM Programme.
What makes a maths degree work for mature and part-time students?
The Computer Generated Images [cgi] that are now an essential part of movies and computer games would be impossible without the underlying mathematics. And so would the design process which lies at the heart of almost anything you buy or use these days. Look around you. Cars, buildings, aeroplanes, mobile phones and tech of any […]
Why can’t we get a good weather forecast? Meteorologist Edward Lorenz tried to predict the weather but in the end all he discovered were chaotic systems, leading him to declare long term weather forecasting is utterly impossible.
What makes tigers striped and cheetahs spotty? World War II code-breaker and father of computing, Alan Turing, has a simple explanation…
In 1948, Warren Weaver identified what he called complex systems. These are systems where individual parts act independently of each other, while still following a set of simple rules.
If evolution is all about random mutations, why do the same patterns keep cropping up in the natural world? Coincidence? Not according to parrot-wielding eccentric, Sir D’Arcy Thompson. He realised that living things grow according to the laws of physics as well as genetics.
If evolution’s all about survival, why do peacocks have such huge, extravagant tails? This problem preyed on Charles Darwin’s mind. Luckily, in the 1970s, a hip bunch of mathematicians called game theorists came along with an explanation that would have put his mind at rest.
This page offers a series of seven videos presented by Rachel Riley and produced by the IMA as part of the National HE STEM Programme by www.wideangles.tv.
A video presented by Rachel Riley and produced by the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications.