Alan Turing's extraordinary work in WWII and his profound influence on computer science are well-known, but there is another area where his work has had lasting impact: mathematical biology.

Ray Goldstein, Alan Turing Professor of Complex Physical Systems at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, explains how this legacy relates to the work his research group does in Cambridge today, some recent results he's particularly excited about, and how mathematics can help shed light on fascinating problems in evolution.

You can read about the topics discussed in this interview in the feature article *Unravelling the secrets of life*.

To find out more about Goldstein's work on cicadas, see the feature article *Swarming cicadas, stock traders, and the wisdom of the crowd*.