Meet Kit Yates:
Kit Yates is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology at the University of Bath and a popular science writer. Kit’s research has demonstrated, unexpectedly, that mathematics can be used to describe all sorts of phenomena from embryo formation to locust swarming and from sleeping sickness to egg-shell patterning. He is particularly interested in the role that randomness plays in Biology. His research into Mathematical Biology has been covered by a wide range of media outlets.
Along side his academic position, Kit is also a burgeoning author and science communicator. His first book, “The Maths of Life and Death“, came out in September 2019 and was named as one of the Sunday Times Science books of 2019.
Kit’s writing about the enjoyment and ubiquity of Mathematics has appeared in the Guardian, the Times, the i, the independent, the Daily Mail, and popular science publications such as Scientific American and IFLscience as well as having over 1.5 million reads on the Conversation. He has also made appearances on the BBC’s “Bang goes the theory” and even on Watchdog. Kit has also sets real-world-based mathematical puzzles which have appeared in a range of newspapers, on tube adverts and on the radio.