Congratulations to now Dr Brandon Tuck who successfully passed his viva!
Brandon developed a device that let us control nutrients under the agar surface, enabling, for example, nutrient repleneshing and stable antibiotic gradients. Wolfram must have been thinking about such under-agar plumbing for ten years or so. It sounds much easier than it turned out to be – it is great that Brandon made it happen!
Celebratory picture of Brandon and his two supervisors is on Twitter.