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Michael F. Schatz - Forecasting Turbulence

Fluid turbulence is one of the greatest unsolved problems of classical physics (and the subject of a million dollar mathematical (Millenium) challenge). Centuries of research--including Leonardo da…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 3rd, 2018 8 plays 0  

From Molecules to Migration: How Quantum Physics Can Explain the Compass of Birds - Thorsten Ritz

The world of quantum physics appears mysterious, even spooky, and far removed from everyday phenomena we can observe in the world around us. Especially the realm of living organisms was thought to be…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on February 20th, 2018 59 plays 0  

The Physics and Materials Science of Superheroes - James Kakalios

In 2001 James Kakalios created a Freshman Seminar class at the University of Minnesota entitled: "Everything I Know About Science I Learned from Reading Comic Books." This is a real physics…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on October 10th, 2017 46 plays 0  

Purls of Wisdom: The Geometry and Topology of Weavables, Wearables and Wallpaper - Elisabetta Matsumoto

Curved space and bizarre mathematical worlds beyond Euclid’s axioms entered physics with Einstein’s general theory of relativity. But these geometries are all around us, hiding in plain…

From  Kathryn Gentilello on December 7th, 2016 112 plays 0