The Oxford Scientist Pancake Day

Pancakes

Image credit: Eu Mu, via Unsplash.


Pancake day with The Oxford Scientist: 5.30 pm, 13 February, The Breakfast Club! Chat with our writers and editors & meet the team.

There is a lot of science that goes into a pancake. Read about pancake sorting and pancake bonding!


Pancake sorting is an established mathematical problem. It describes the ways of sorting a disordered stack of pancakes in order of size when a spatula can be inserted at any point in the stack and used to flip all pancakes above it. The problem was first described by American geometer Jacob E. Goodman.