5th Squishy Physics Saturday
May 7, 2016 from 10:00am-12:00 noon
Clough Undergraduate Learning Common
Most of what we eat is squishy – behaving as a solid on a plate, or as a liquid when processed in your mouth. Squishy Physics or Soft Condensed Matter investigates materials that are soft and easy to deform and that, in many cases, consist of mixtures of phases. Mayonnaise, for example, is a collection of oil droplets in egg yolk, and milk is comprised of solid-like particles inside water. The squishy physics activities are aimed at communicating science to the general public through the use of soft materials that are familiar to all of us in our every day lives.