About the blog and its author

About Damn the Torpedoes!

This blog is a central sharing point for my personal research on mathematical combat models and historical data analysis, with a special focus on their application to the study of military history.

Alongside it, I maintain a GitHub repository, with publicly-available (under MIT license) Python implementations of all the models studied here.

Follow the link below to see the root of the repository:

Combat Models @ GitHub

About the author

My name is Alvaro Radigales, and I have a degree in Modern History and an MA in International Relations, Security, and Defence from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid – with a master’s thesis on naval doctrine in the Second World War. I also hold a diploma in Security and Defence Studies from the Cátedra Almirante Juan de Borbón, awarded by the Spanish CESEDEN in collaboration with UCM.

Currently, I am conducting research for my PhD on the application of Operational Research and data analysis techniques to the study of historical campaigns – a subject I chose as a happy marriage between my field of academic expertise and my passion for mathematics and programming.

It is always a pleasure to receive feedback on the articles in this blog, or the code hosted on my GitHub repository.

Should you wish to contact me, please feel free to do so using the form below, and I will do my best to answer promptly.

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