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Using maths to clean-up our oceans

Thomas Crawford

Date Icon Week 4, Tuesday 5 November MT 2019
Time Icon 8:00pm

TBC This talk will provide a more in-depth look at the content of the Numberphile video: https://youtu.be/5mGh0r3zC6Y 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.

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