WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio
Now Playing

Mosh Pit Math: Physicists Analyze Rowdy Crowd

At a heavy metal concert five years ago, physicist Jesse Silverberg had a "eureka" moment: The jumping, raucous fans at the show seemed to be moving about like molecules in the air we breathe. So he and friend Matt Bierbaum set out to understand the patterns within mosh pit motion.