WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY [US 1971]
GENE WILDER [in top hat] as Willy Wonka, JACK ALBERTSON [right]

Science on Screen: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with Rachel Cooke

The third film in our Science on Screen series was presented by Rachel Cooke, a real-life chocolate engineer. Rachel amusingly shared some of her experiences in an actual chocolate factory. Read more

Summer School 15

Summer Studentships 2015

LML welcomed 7 project students to take up their summer studentships for 4 weeks in August. The students came from Belgium, Greece, Israel, Italy, UK, and Ukraine, and were the first occupants of LML’s new guesthouse. Read more

why insure

Why insure?

Ole Peters and Alex Adamou have written a paper titled Rational insurance with linear utility and perfect information. Here they consider the insurance puzzle, namely that people are willing to buy insurance at a price Read more

Max Werner

Max Werner appointed External Fellow

LML is pleased to announce that Max Werner has been appointed External Fellow. Max is a lecturer in Natural Hazards and Risk at The University of Bristol. His research interests centre on earthquake physics Read more

Colm Connaughton

Colm Connaughton appointed External Fellow

LML is pleased to announce that Colm Connaughton has been appointed External Fellow. Colm is an Associate Professor at Warwick University, focusing his research in the interplay between stochasticity and dynamics Read more

marc buchanan

Mark Buchanan appointed External Fellow

LML is pleased to announce that Mark Buchanan has been appointed External Fellow. Mark is a physicist, formerly editor at Nature magazine and the author of Forecast, of The Social Atom, and of Ubiquity.  Read more

peter mcowan

Science on Screen: The Prestige with Peter McOwan

The second in the LML and Barbican joint Science on Screen series took place on 16 June with Professor of Computer Science Peter McOwan introducing one of his favourite films “The Prestige”. Read more

why cooperate

Why cooperate?

Ole Peters and Alex Adamou have written a paper titled The evolutionary advantage of cooperation. Here they show how the simple and universal setting of noisy multiplicative growth predicts the formation of cooperating units Read more

data driven prediction

Data-driven prediction of thresholded time series of rainfall and self-organized criticality models

Together with co-authors with Anna Deluca and Álvaro Corral, Nicholas has studied the predictability of thresholded events in rain data and the Manna model. Specifically, a running hazard function is used as a decision variable Read more

perils of thresholding

The perils of thresholding

Together with co-authors Francesc Font-Clos, Gunnar Pruessner and Anna Deluca, Nicholas has studied the effect of thresholding on birth-death processes. The exact distribution of the duration time above threshold can be computed. Read more