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The way a sperm tail moves can be explained by mathematics worked out by Alan Turing

By Hermes Bloomfield-Gadêlha, Mathematician, University of Bristol
Alan Turing might be best known for his work helping to crack Germany’s “Enigma” communications code during the second world war. But he also came up with a theory where patterns can form just through chemical compounds spreading out (diffusing) and reacting with one another. This became known as reaction-diffusion theory for pattern formation.

PhD student James Cass and I recently published a study in Nature…The Conversation

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