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Steve Mould
Steve Mould
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Mould at the 2015 Cambridge Science Festival
Personal information
Born (1978-10-05) 5 October 1978 (age 41)
YouTube information
Years active2006-present
Subscribers500 thousand+
Total views33 million+
Associated actsBrady Haran, Numberphile, James Grime, Helen Arney, Matt Parker
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg100,000 subscribers

Steve Mould (born 5 October 1978) is a British educational YouTuber, author,[1] and science presenter who is most notable for making educational science related videos on his YouTube channel.

Early life

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, Mould co-hosted 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]

Personal life

Originally from Gateshead, United Kingdom, he is now based in London. He has three children.[13] Steve Mould's wife is Lianne.[14]


  1. ^ "Buy my books here". Steve Mould. Retrieved .
  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.
  13. ^ Steve Mould (2017-12-07), I predicted the exact time of my daughter's birth using science and data - from Just For Graphs, retrieved
  14. ^

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