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Bubbles everywhere

2 December 2011

This was a facinating schools' lecture-demonstration given by Dr Gianluca Memoli, National Physical Laboratory on 29 November at the Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent, Canterbury.

Bubbles everywhere

The talk was primarily concerned with the importance of bubbles in everyday life; food and drink, Christmas puddings, marshmallows, bubble gum, champagne, soap films, bubble wrap. Bubbles in space and the cosmos , cavitation, medical practices and bubble memories were all discussed. 

There was lots of audience participation. The students left 'bubbling over' with ideas and anxious to repeat the demonstrations and fill their tummies with bubbles.

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