# Maths Goes Underground

This article is an adapted version of Chris Budd’s piece for the IMA about maths and the London Underground.

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This article is an adapted version of Chris Budd’s piece for the IMA about maths and the London Underground.

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The 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt, and Arieh Warshel.

Computer architectures are changing, from the PC under your desk to the world’s largest supercomputers.

Quantum mechanical effects are inherent to molecular or material systems where electronic structure is critical.

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The mathematical study of water waves goes back to the origins of differential equations.

A group of computational scientists have proposed a set of standards for the dissemination of reproducible research.

“Scalable Algorithms for Big Data” was a main theme of the 2013 SIAM CSE conference.

Mathematician David Mumford shows how ancient cultures proved the beloved formula long before the Greeks.

As it reaches its tenth year, the Mathematical Biosciences Institute set its sights on the future of mathematical biology.

Randy LeVeque advocates for sharing the computer code used to produce tables or figures appearing in publications.

Alex Townsend and Lloyd N. Trefethen point out that gaussian elimination has an iterative side.