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Prof Blackburn appears on BBC show

Posted on 09/03/2012

Carrie Grant and a film crew from BBC’sThe One Show were on campus to interview Professor Simon Blackburn, from the Department of Mathematics, for a special leap day story which was broadcast on BBC 1 on 29 February.

The news story focused on three generations of leap year babies in one family and Professor Blackburn discussed the very rare odds of this occurring. Professor Blackburn has also
written a short report containing his calculations which can be found by clicking here


To watch the BBC clip please click here. Please note this clip is only available to viewers in the UK.


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