Dr Tom Crawford speaks to past winners of the Batchelor Prize

With the nomination period for the 2020 Batchelor Prize coming to a close at the end of the month (31st May 2019), Dr Tom Crawford spoke to the previous winners to find out more about the legacy of the award.


Watch: How does stone skipping work?

By bouncing elastic spheres across the surface of Bear Lake in Utah, researchers have discovered the physics behind stone skipping. The mechanism of ‘water walking’ occurs when a deformed sphere rotates continuously across the surface of the water giving the appearance that the sphere is literally walking on water.…


Watch: Air pollution risk of cooking oil droplets

Cooking oil in a frying pan can be dangerous when the ‘explosive’ droplets touch your skin, but new research shows that they also increase the risk of indoor air pollution if not properly ventilated.…


How plesiosaurs ruled the ocean using their flippers

Plesiosaurs ruled the oceans during the time of the dinosaurs with specially adapted flippers that enabled them to swim faster and with greater efficiency than any other animal.…


New editor Q&A: Rhonda Righter of UC Berkeley

Rhonda Righter is joining the editorial board of the journal Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in the area of stochastic modelling and optimization; read her full biography here.…


Forum of Mathematics appoints five new editors

Forum of Mathematics has announced the appointment of five new members to their editorial board: Jacob Fox, Patricia Hersh, Bernhard Keller, Peter Keevash and Ulrike Tillmann.…


Making waves in the world of renewable energy

Renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar power are becoming commonplace across the world, but yet it often seems that we are still searching for the renewable resource that will revolutionise the energy industry.…


Solving polynomial systems using a fast adaptive back propagation-type neural network algorithm

In recent years, applied analysis has seen an increase in interest in neural networks.