Jean-Luc Thiffeault offers research on how many times to flip a hamburger

Backyard wars have been launched over the question of the optimal number of times to flip hamburgers, steaks or zucchini on the grill—is once sufficient? Does ten flips result in a better, more quickly cooked burger?

It’s a question that also fascinated Professor of Mathematics Jean-Luc Thiffeault, who was inspired to develop a simple mathematical model to explore the issue.