January 4th, 2018

lolcat: science

Day 4/365: Bloke on telly

If anyone wants to learn more about the kind of science my other half does*, you can see him in a programme next Wednesday 10 January on BBC Two at 9 PM. It's called Fighting for Air and is presented by Dr Xand van Tulleken. (NB Dr Xand is not the bloke. The bloke did, however, set up the experiment featured in the programme.)

Programme description: Imagine if you could change the quality of the air we breathe - in just one day. Air pollution in the UK has been declared a 'public health emergency' and Dr Xand van Tulleken is seeing what can be done about it. Enlisting the help of enthusiasts and sceptics from the Kings Heath community in Birmingham, Xand stages the first ever large-scale experiment of its kind - using people power to try and bring about a quantifiable improvement in air quality for a single day.

I would also like to take this opportunity to state that our personal vehicle does not run on diesel. After viewing the programme, you'll see why I've made this point!

* Our PhDs were very similar. We are now both rather differently employed.

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