Steve Mould

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Steve Mould
Cmglee Cambridge Science Festival 2015 Steve Mould.jpg
Born (1978-10-05) 5 October 1978 (age 40)
Gateshead, United Kingdom
Style Comedy, Science experiments
Country United Kingdom
Children Lyra, Aster

Steve Mould (born 5 October 1978) is a British science presenter. Originally from Gateshead, United Kingdom, he is now based in London. He has two children, Lyra and Aster[1]

Early life[edit]

Mould was born on 5 October 1978 in Gateshead, United Kingdom. He went to St Thomas More Catholic School, Blaydon before going on to study physics at Oxford University.[2]


In 2014 Steve Mould cohosted ITV's I Never Knew That About Britain alongside Paul Martin and Suzannah Lipscomb.[3] He has also appeared as a science expert on The Alan Titchmarsh Show, The One Show and Blue Peter.

Steve Mould explaining the self-siphoning chain fountain at the 2015 Cambridge Science Festival

Mould's YouTube video, in which he demonstrated the phenomenon of self-siphoning beads and proposed an explanation,[4][5] brought the problem to the attention of academics John Biggins and Mark Warner of Cambridge University,[6] who published their findings about what has now been called "chain fountain" in Proceedings of the Royal Society A. It's sometimes called 'The Mould Effect' in some internet articles.[7][8][9]

Between 2008 and 2010, Mould performed three geeky sketch shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Gemma Arrowsmith.[10] Since 2011, Steve has performed live science comedy as part of the comedic trio Festival of the Spoken Nerd, with mathematician Matt Parker and physicist songstress Helen Arney. Festival of the Spoken Nerd has performed at theatres, science and arts festivals.[11][12]


  1. ^ Steve Mould (2017-12-07), I predicted the exact time of my daughter's birth using science and data - from Just For Graphs, retrieved 2018-02-16
  2. ^ "Science... with added laughs". The Northern Echo. 27 February 2014.
  3. ^ Stevens, Christopher. "Mary Berry's tights and a rather tantalising secret: Christopher Stevens reviews last night's TV". Mail Online.
  4. ^ "Understanding the chain fountain: A problem-solving partnership (w/ Video)". Jan 15, 2014.
  5. ^ Prigg, Mark (16 January 2014). "Scientists finally solve the mystery of what is REALLY happening in the hit 'leaping chain' YouTube video". Science & Tech. Daily Mail.
  6. ^ Wade, Lizzie (14 January 2014). "Video: How the 'Chain Fountain' Defies Gravity". Science.
  7. ^ Biggins, J. S.; Warner, M. (15 January 2014). "Understanding the chain fountain". Proceedings of the Royal Society A. 470: 20130689. arXiv:1310.4056. Bibcode:2014RSPSA.47030689B. doi:10.1098/rspa.2013.0689.
  8. ^ Gibney, Elizabeth (15 January 2014). "Physicists explain 'gravity-defying' chain trick". Nature. doi:10.1038/nature.2014.14523.
  9. ^ Steve Mould, Investigating the "Mould Effect", TEDxNewcastle,
  10. ^ "Mould & Arrowsmith In 3D". The Chortle.
  11. ^ "Indulge In A Spot Of Full Frontal Nerdity". Londonist.
  12. ^ Lee, Veronica (17 April 2014). "Festival of the Spoken Nerd, Udderbelly Popular science show with a few whizz-bangs". The Arts Desk.

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