Simpson in: “Kidney Trouble”
Biomathematics / Maths in the society / Stats

Simpson in: “Kidney Trouble”

Comparison of treatment of renal calculi by open surgery, percutaneous nephrolithotomy, and extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy. In applied maths we deal not only with integrals and random processes, but also with ideas proposed by biologists, meteorologists, economists or medical doctors, as in this case. The trick is to pick out the essence of their research and … Continue reading

See you later, alligator!
Biomathematics / Maths - behind the scenes / Maths is fun

See you later, alligator!

Recently I explained what a mathematical model is. I thought you might be interested in learning how mathematical modelling works in practice. My first encounter with this process was a research project that considered… a population of crocodiles. I find crocodiles really fascinating. They’ve lived on the Earth for millions of years, thus we can … Continue reading