Have 180 seconds to learn something new?

Nine McMaster graduate students prove you could learn, and understand, a new concept in just three minutes or less.

They're all finalists in the university's 3 Minute Thesis competition that challenges students to explain their thesis projects to non-academics in a limited amount of time. The competition happened at McMaster on April 11.

CBC Hamilton will post one video a day, challenging our readers to take the time to learn something new.

Here's the next video: faculty of engineering student Curtis McEwan on the Uncertainty in Nuclear Reactor Physics Calculations.