Thinking about Agriculture while Thinking like a Physicist

  • Oct. 11, 2023, 4:00 pm US/Central
  • Chrstopher Fasano, Monmouth College
  • Chris Stoughton
  • Video

Farmers and their modern machinery collect prodigious amounts of data. Thinking about agriculture and agricultural data like a physicist is an unusual but very fruitful way of approaching the complex problems of helping farmers maximize their profits and production while managing their environmental impact.  The techniques that physicists regularly use for a wide range of problems have applicability and can lead to interesting discoveries and cultural processes, and this crossing of fields called “agrophysics” is an exciting opportunity for convergent research.  This talk will explore data, data acquisition, modeling and the huge potential for changing how agricultural practitioners and physicists might work together.