6th Squishy Physics Saturday
“Gelation, Sous-Vide, and Caramelization
March 4, 2017 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.
The main events of Squishy Physics are Squishy Physics Saturday and the Squishy Physics Photo Contest. The applications for the next photo contest are due by March 1, 2017. The winner will be announced during next Squishy Physics Saturday, which will take place on the March 4, 2017.