The science of hydrology is turning to thermodynamics to predict the evolution of water flow. The result is a detailed empirical case-study of ecological interest where the use of maths helps us to understand our world.
Researchers at the University of Liege have developed a mathematical computer model which allows them to predict the evolution of pollution in the estuary of the river Escaut.
Describing and predicting stock market flows and trying to bring to light a regularity in a priori random variables; that is the task several ULg mathematicians have been getting down to over the past fifteen years or so.
Knowing the conditions which reign over the surfaces of the oceans is important for an understanding of the climate. But how to observe them if layers of cloud prevent any observation?