Meet Professor Seifert – a Maths tutor at St John’s College and a researcher at the University of Oxford. Here, he explains his love of Mathematics and how his research can be applied to almost anything – from waves of light to the sound of a violin string. Produced for the St John’s College Inspire Programme.

# Equations Stripped: Wave Equation

I strip back some of the most important equations in maths so that everyone can understand…

This time it’s the turn of the wave equation – it started out as model for the vibration of a violin strong and eventually led to the discovery that light itself is a wave. I’d say that’s pretty important…