Toothpaste, Custard and Chocolate: Mathematics Gets Messy
May 29, 2019
THE 2019 JOINT LONDON MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL LECTURE
This talk looks at mathematical modelling of real, complex fluids in flow situations - some with serious commercial applications, and some just for fun.
Focusing on the chocolate fountain, we experience one of the key day-to-day tools of an applied mathematician, scaling analysis, to answer the question: why doesn't the chocolate fall straight down?
A lecture by Helen Wilson, Professor of Applied Mathematics University College London 29 May 2019
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