Microbe Talk: January 2016

MIT-Bacteria-ElectronsNature is full of patterns that follow fundamental mathematical rules – from nautilus
shells to spiral galaxies, lightning bolts to blood vessels.

In the first podcast of 2016, Anand spoke to Prof Raymond Goldstein from the University of Cambridge about the mathematical principles that describe both bacteria and electrons.

Raymond is an author on a recent paper in Nature Physics, which explores the patterns of swimming in bacteria, and how they might be related to the spin of electrons in magnetic materials.

 

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Visualisation of the swimming bacteria (left) and reconstructed bacterial velocity field (right)

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Anand Jagatia

Image credit: Courtesy of the researchers
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