Jan 26, 2015
Dr Christian Yates describes a phenomenon first noticed by the World War II code-breaker, Alan Turing. Turing noticed that natural patterns such as spots, stripes and spirals arose from chemical diffusion – a situation that normally leads to uniformity and stability.
Jan 21, 2015
Researcher Joshua Gold explains a condition called tinnitus, most often described as a persistent and annoying sound in one or both ears. Tinnitus is surprisingly common, with about 10% of population suffering from it at some point in their lives, and yet it is poorly understood and there is currently no cure.
Jan 5, 2015
Dr Andrew Pontzen explains how chains of computers can be set up to simulate billions of years of development of the universe, but in a time period of weeks. By inputting what is known about the early universe and applying the laws of physics, it is possible to explore how the universe has evolved.
Jan 5, 2015
Edward Imrie and Dr Stephen Johnston Edward Imrie and Dr Stephen Johnston talk about a surprising discovery – a collection of boxes, originally containing chocolates and soap, now full of tiny chemical vials thought to date back to the 1930s. The chemicals belonged to Sir Robert Robinson, a respected Oxford chemist...