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Len Fisher - Equations for Everyday Life

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Len Fisher is famous for his talks and books describing the science of everyday life. Some of the most important equations in science had their origins in the observation of everyday phenomena, such as Galileo’s equation for the speed of a ball rolling down a hill, or equations for heat transport, whose historical origins go back to the day when Count Rumford burned his mouth on a hot apple pie. Since Len Fisher is aware that some people may have problems with their maths, Dr Fisher plans to give more user-friendly information. How physical equations can be used to understand and optimize the process of biscuit dunking will be explained in the talk.

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