Jim McElwaine, University of Cambridge

More than a million avalanches happen throughout the world every year. Most fall harmlessly, but the largest can destroy whole towns and kill thousands of people. These projects help us try to understand snow avalanches, using simple experiments to model what happens. These projects were originally developed for a schools' video-conference led by Dr Jim McElwaine, and give students an opportunity to develop and test scientific and mathematical models by making predictions and testing them experimentally.

Slides from Jim McElwaine's introductory presentation

Project Work