Soap Films and Bubbles
25th Annual Public Science Lecture
Prof Alan Davies, Professor Emeritus, School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, University of Hertfordshire
We are all familiar with soap bubbles. But how are they formed? Why are they spherical? What causes the beautiful colours that shimmer in a bubble? To answer these questions, we shall start by describing how soap films form and how they produce bubbles. We shall describe the properties and the structure of films, both static and when they vibrate. The talk will include a variety of practical problems including how soap films may be used to solve problems such as the routing of underground pipes and power lines.
Tickets are free but must be obtained in advance from the Worcester Live Box Office on 01905 611427
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