Science has always been a major focus of my video work - talking about my research, the bits of maths and physics I find cool, and linking up seemingly unrelated topics. Here's a selection of my science videos, with a playlist at the bottom of the page to all of my work.
Why did it turn so cold in February 2018?
Drawing on my PhD in this exact phenomenon, I explain how the (much-mentioned) stratospheric polar vortex splitting apart causes extremely cold weather to creep further south.
Why sin(x) and cos(x) don't really mean anything
Etymology has always been a particular interest of mine, and in this video I got to combine that interest with my training in mathematics. The result is (I think) a fascinating story of how modern maths is truly a global collaborative effort, with the foundations of trigonometry coming from Greece, India, the Middle East, and Europe.
Could the planets from Star Wars really exist?
Drawing on my PhD in atmospheric physics, and my friend Dr Hannah Wakeford of the Space Telescope Science Institute, I introduce concepts in planetary science such as exoplanet detection, radiation, climate history, and atmospheric stratification. Plus, prequel memes.
Crash Course Cryosphere
Produced in collaboration with Dr Tom Dowling and the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge, Crash Course Cryosphere is an ambitious multi-part series introducing concepts in glacial and climate science. Attempting to bridge the gap between school and university level, this series is aimed at motivated school students, or as an introductory course for university students. We attempted to do something different with this series, trying to make an educational series focused on science but with sections on history and interviews with academics. This project was funded by a grant from the ReCoVER project at the University of Exeter.