# Friday math movie - Biology Meets Mathematics

By Murray Bourne, 24 Jul 2009

Biologists tend not to like math. I had a group of biology students in a calculus class of mine a few years ago - their math anxiety was palpable.

This movie from the University of Nottingham gives an overview of a meeting where mathematicians try to help biologists solve problems. The movie mentions mathematical modeling - where you come up with a set of equations to describe some natural phenomena.

Unfortunately, we don't get any details on exactly *what* biological problems are being addressed (apart from that it's something to do with skin cell growth and repair), nor do we get a sense of how well the models replicate the real-world data.

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