Toothpaste, Custard and Chocolate: Mathematics Gets Messy

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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?

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This event was on Wed, 29 May 2019

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Professor Helen Wilson

Helen Wilson is Professor of Applied Mathematics at UCL. Her research focuses on the theoretical and numerical modelling of the flow of non-Newtonian fluids such as particle suspensions and polymeric materials.

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