iPhones, Dysons and Cheerios: using fluid dynamics to aid technology

Ian Griffiths (Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford)

Thursday 24th October 14:00-15:00 Maths 311B

Abstract

As technology continues to advance, new strategies involving a range of scientific disciplines are required. Mathematicians can provide frameworks to predict operating regimes and manufacture techniques. In this talk we show how mathematics can be used to help in the fabrication of precision glass, for smartphones and new flexible devices; the development of superior filters for vacuum cleaners; and the manufacture of unusual cereal shapes (like Nestlé Alphabet cereals).

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