The Perfect Storm
Professor Jonathan Van-Tam uncovers what drives a virus to world domination, and reveals how maths may be the secret weapon to thwart it. Joined by airborne infection expert Professor Catherine Noakes and mathematician Professor Julia Gog, the team will face the disgusting fallout of a super-sneeze, reveal the shocking invisible forces inside our masks, and unravel the mathematical models of contagion with a gigantic game of lucky dip.
In this lecture, no science is off the table. From microbiology to engineering, the Covid-19 pandemic has pooled the talent of scientists in every discipline to work together in ways never seen before. Can the audience be the scientific heroes of the hour and crack the riddle at the end of the show?