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Scientists Use Math to Hunt for Identity of Elusive Banksy

Scientists have applied a type of modeling used to track down criminals and map disease outbreaks to identify the graffiti artist, whose real name has never been confirmed. The technique, known as geographic profiling, is used by police forces to narrow down lists of suspects by calculating from multiple crime sites where the offender most likely lives.   The researchers used the location of 140 Banksy artworks in London and Bristol, western England. Writing in the Journal of...

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