How do we use mathematics to enhance our understanding of the natural world or to make predictions about possible events? Mathematical modeling is ubiquitous in science. One of the projects of the King's Center for Visualization in Science is to shows students how mathematical models can be used to furnish useful insights into important problems. In some cases these models are done by and with colleagues at other institutions.
The Spread of the West Nile Virus
This is a project largely done by colleagues at the University of Alberta with visualization and coding provided by KCVS. THis is a "classroom ready" discussion of how the spread of the West Nile virus can be understood by modeling the interaction between mosquitoes and crows. Click on image to run applet.