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The magic of bubbles

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18:30 – 21:00 5 Dec 2012
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Institute of Physics, 76 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NT

Speakers: Dr Cyril Isenberg, the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent

This demonstration talk will highlight some of the spectacular visual properties of soap films and bubbles that have remained largely unknown.
Giant films and bubbles, that are not spherical, will be demonstrated. Their colours, vibrational behaviour and minimization properties will be investigated.
An analogue bubble computer will be constructed to solve the problem of the minimum roadway linking a number of towns.
Bubbles, films and drops exist in our food and drink, in our washing up bowl, in the clouds.
They are responsible for cavitation and have applications in the medical treatment of kidney stones, bubble chambers, cosmology. Where would we be without them?
Refreshments at 6pm and after the Talk. The lecture begins at 6.30pm.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: IOP London and South East Branch
Contact details: Branch Secretary
Email: londonsoutheast@physics.org

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18:30 – 21:00 5 Dec 2012
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