Week 5 — Prof. John Lister

Next week’s talk will be given by Prof. John Lister on fluid mechanics; details are below. We will again be meeting in the CMS rather than the Winstanley.

Title: Stretching, bending, twisting and coiling: the fluid-mechanical sewing machine
Speaker: John Lister
Abstract: Idlers at breakfast watching a stream of honey falling from a knife, may notice it buckle and coil as it reaches the toast. What happens if you move the toast (or the knife) steadily sideways?  This talk will outline the mathematical description of the dynamics of a falling viscous thread, with possible diversions via chocolate fountains and Viennetta ice-cream.
Date: Monday 19 February
Time: 7pm
Location: CMS, MR2

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