Totally Thames 2018

This year’s Thames Festival is too soon for our next ThamesTides exhibition – but I’ll be talking about work about/around/inspired by the Thames on an evening boat-ride on Wednesday Sept.6th: book tickets here:  reflections on the river

scum

_ Microphytobenthos; the missing sink? “…re-suspension of this biomass by tidal oscillations over intertidal flats, even in low hydrodynamic conditions, generates a net carbon flux from the littoral zones to open coastal basins. Measurements allowed us to estimate that this microphytobenthic compartment, which colonizes a small fraction of the total Earth surface (smaller than the…

in the Science Library

maths, movies and point-of-view UCL Science Library, in the heart of Bloomsbury: a longer run for the exhibition ‘Bobby & Stillman’, by Susi Arnott and Crispin Hughes, working with Professors of Mathematics Sofia Olhede and Patrick Wolfe (UCL Big Data Institute). Five sound films from a collaboration touching on frequencies, sampling and even the uncertainty…

Observed, observing

BOBBY AND STILLMAN: THE COLLABORATION WITH UCL’s BIG DATA INSTITUTE In the applied mathematics of fluid dynamics, a ‘Eulerian approach’ describes movement passing a fixed point. Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler, fig.1, formulated equations for such motion in 1757. In the 1770s his successor at the Berlin Academy, French/Italian mathematician Joseph-Louis Lagrange (fig.2) described phenomena recorded…

Bobby & Stillman

ThamesTides has been drawn in to UCL’s ‘Creative Reactions’; are we building data sets for Professor of Statistics to respond to, or is this an artistic response to her practice as a scientist? Two cameras this time; clues in their names…