Have you ever wondered how a flock of birds decide where they are going to fly? Do two wrongs really make a right?
Dr Edward Codling is a senior lecturer in Mathematical Biology. In this taster lecture, during our Experience Day, he explains how diverse maths can be, and some of the surprising ways it can be applied in the real world. Edward focuses on his interest in animal and human behaviour, and how decision-making can be affected by different factors. He discusses Condorcet’s Jury Theorem, as well as Galton’s Wisdom of the Crowds, which includes a fun experiment using a jar of sweets.
If you are interested in studying Maths at Essex, visit: essex.ac.uk/maths/