How to Lose Weight - by Mike Frost


 

How to Lose Weight - a talk by Mike Frost

Astronomy is an aesthetic and exhilerating science, but can it address everyday problems? Like my ever-expanding waistline, for example. Diet books are no good - they tell you to undertake tedious exercise regimes, forego all the foodstuffs you hold dear.

Perhaps a scientific analysis of the problem can help. It turns out that there are some interesting ways to lose weight, which involve neither effort nor macrobiotics. Where on the Earth's surface do you weigh least? And most? Where in the solar system? Where in the universe? How do you achieve weightlessness, and is weightlessness all it's cracked up to be?

A whimsical look at the physics of weight, featuring illustrations by Chris Saunderson.

Next talk Isaac Newton and the Surrey Pumas

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