Oxford Mathematician Ian Griffiths wins Vice Chancellor's Innovation Award for his work on mitigation of arsenic poisoning

Oxford Mathematician Ian Griffiths has won a Vice Chancellor's Innovation Award for his work on mitigation of arsenic poisoning. This work is in collaboration with his postdoctoral research associates Sourav Mondal and Raka Mondal, and collaborators Professor Sirshendu De and Krishnasri Venkata at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

The Mathematics of Smoothies - the Dynamics of Particle Chopping in Blenders and Food Processors

Have you ever forgotten to replace the lid of the blender before beginning to puree your mango and passion-fruit smoothie? If you have, you'll have witnessed the catastrophic explosion of fruit and yoghurt flung haphazardly around the kitchen in an unpredictable manner. This is a consequence of the complicated and turbulent fluid dynamics present within the machine, the exact behaviour of which is unknown.

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