Associate Professor Lydia Bourouiba presented a TEDMED 2018 talk in front of a live audience. In the talk, now released, Professor Bourouiba distilled her recent work on fluid dynamics and respiratory disease transmission. Spanning the arch from the miasma theory of the Middle Ages to the era of Louis Pasteur and the static isolated drop model of William Wells from the 1930s, which still underlies our central notion of transmission, she outlined how a mechanistic, spatiotemporal understanding of the fundamental fluid dynamics and biophysics of transmission can instead provide the power to predict and control the spread of airborne infectious diseases. Read more here.