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Using maths to clean the oceans

7:00pm-8:30pm on Thursday 1 April

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Where does river water go when it enters the ocean? Rivers are the major source of pollution in the oceans and if we are to clean them up, we first need to know where the majority of the pollution is concentrated. By creating a mathematical model for river outflows - verified by laboratory experiments and fieldwork - the goal is to be able to predict which areas are most susceptible to pollution from rivers and thus coordinate clean-up operations as effectively as possible.

Dr Tom Crawford is a Mathematician at the University of Oxford where he holds the position of Early Career Teaching and Outreach Fellow at St Edmund Hall. He also runs the award-winning website https://tomrocksmaths.com/ and associated social media profiles on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube @tomrocksmaths.

Tom regularly appears on the BBC, Oxplore – Oxford University’s digital outreach portal, and Numberphile – the largest maths education channel on YouTube with over 3 million subscribers. In December 2020 Tom was featured as YouTube’s ‘Creator on the Rise’.

 

 

Booking email address: tomrocksmaths@gmail.com

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Age: Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults
Timing: Live Stream
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: Maximum capacity of online video hosting platform
Theme: Environment

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