It’s a subject so complex, so challenging, so utterly intractable that it makes many physicists cower in fear. Yet it’s also ubiquitous: it explains why aircraft stay aloft and how tadpoles breathe, and you experience it every time you brush your teeth or put ketchup on your fries. Like sands through the hourglass, so are the phenomena of fluid dynamics.
Jocelyn and Bradley are joined this week by the indomitable Dr. Nicole Sharp: aerospace engineer, fluid dynamicist, superstar science communicator, and AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador. Nicole tells us about her science journey, from her earliest childhood memories to her discovery of fluid dynamics, and how her passion for sharing “the physics of all that flows” led her to create the website FYFD. Trust us, friends: by the end of this episode, you too will be saying, “F*** yeah, fluid dynamics!”
You can find Nicole on Twitter @fyfluiddynamics, and you can learn more about her work at the links below:
Six selfish reasons to communicate science:
Science and writing:
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Science! With Friends Podcast is created and hosted by Jocelyn Bosley (@SciTalker) and Bradley Nordell (@bradleynordell) , Produced and edited by Vince Ruhl.