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Physics: Prof. dr. D. Weaire, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland: The fascination of foams


18 June 2009 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Physics: Prof. dr. Denis Weaire
Affiliation: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Title: The fascination of foams
Date: 18-06-2009
Start: 16.00
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080


Ordinary aqueous foam provides a prototype for the general study of soft matter.
It displays interesting structures, one of which has been used in the Beijing
Olympics. As interest moves from static properties towards dynamics, current
research is focussed on rheology, particularly shear localization and the
significance of the Herschel-Bulkley relation.

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