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Wave crashing

Making waves

... world. But how do we study them and why do they matter? Tom Crawford went along to Cambridge University’s Maths ... So it’s a very long tank that we use to produce waves. Tom - Along the line, it looks like about a 10-metre long ...

Solve this and you'll win $1 million...

... Dollars. Graihagh Jackson spoke to Cambridge University's Tom Crawford to find out what these problems are... Tom - So, yeah. These are sort of a second reincarnation of ...

Hands on a fence

Game theory: The prisoner's dilemma

... game theory to model early human behaviour and he spoke to Tom Crawford... Sergey - In our models we included two different ... group or territory over some amazing opportunities. Tom - So would I be right in thinking the idea of us versus ...

The Science of Wimbledon tennis

... And it’s a match of the titans today. Georgia Mills and Tom Crawford have come armed with their top tennis facts. It's ... fibre set in glue which is high strength and low weight. Tom - And not all rackets are vegetarian. Some strings are ...

Glow in the dark corals

... hearing about the amazing glow in the dark corals, we sent Tom Crawford along to Jorg Wiedenmann's exhibit at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition to check them out... Tom - Jörg has brought me inside a very darkly lit room and ...

The algae that started it all

... led to the birth of the science we now call optogenetics. Tom Crawford went to see Cambridge University’s Otti Croze and ... and in these circumstances in extreme conditions... Tom - It’s about minus 10. Well it’s not but it’s ...

Navier Stokes: equation to rule them all

... body. Fluids expert and mathematician Keith Moffatt took Tom Crawford down to the deep dark depths of Cambridge's maths lab... Tom - We've just gone underground and we're stood outside a ...

Bigger and stronger: the next Large Hadron Collider

... much closer to those seen during the ‘Big Bang’. Tom Crawford heard about the project from physicist Carsten ... we are limited in the ultimate energy of these colliders. Tom - Can we not upgrade or extend the current Large Hadron ...

Electric eel shocking an arm

The shocking science of electric eels

... The shock can be ten times the power of a TASER! He told Tom Crawford what - in addition to his own pain threshold - ... off you high voltage. It’s really a shocking behaviour! Tom - Nice, you beat me to the pun. So just to re-clarify ...

A bottle of Champagne and a glass

The Poincare problem solved!

... Pointcare problem but then refused the $1 million reward! Tom Crawford went along to the Millennium Bridge in London to ... I think most suspension bridges are anyway, so it's fine. Tom - It's quite windy today, but I'm feeling quite safe ...

Could we use maths to talk to aliens?

... daily lives. But would aliens be able to understand it? Tom Crawford spoke to Professor Ian Stewart from the University ... what’s important might set things up in a different way. Tom - It almost sounds to me like you’re saying the maths ...