The Beauty of Science
What makes something beautiful? Tom Anderson has been working in biological oceanography for the last 30 years, developing computer models to study the role of marine biology in the global carbon cycle. In this talk, Tom will explain why he finds science beautiful, providing a range of examples, especially from oceanography and his own scientific research.
Speaker: Professor Tom Anderson
Tom Anderson undertook a degree in Ecological Science at the University of Edinburgh, subsequently completing a PhD on modelling agroforestry systems. He subsequently moved into oceanography and has extensive experience modelling marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles in the ocean over the last 30 years. He has a wide range of interests including biogeochemistry and ecosystem dynamics in the global ocean, the microbial loop, stoichiometry, model complexity, complexity science, climate science and the history and philosophy of science.
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