25 Dec 2012
When a fluid flows through a pipe or down the bed of a river at high velocities, it forms whirlpools and becomes turbulent. These whirlpools, known as “eddies”, lead to a striking increase in...
Type: News Article
Eddies in a Turbulent Thin Film of Soapy Water
25 Dec 2012
The thin film is rendered turbulent by eddies of various sizes. Photograph by Hamid Kellay (University of Bordeaux, France)
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Eddies in a Turbulent Pool
25 Dec 2012
The water in the pool is rendered turbulent by eddies of various sizes. Sketch from 15th century by Leonardo da Vinci
Type: Photo
20 Dec 2012
Type: Photo
20 Dec 2012
Professor Mahesh Bandi making hydrophobic grains on the surface of water wrinkle together like fabric.
Type: Photo
20 Dec 2012
The beginnings of a collective network of bubbles.  Photo by: Tamoghna Das
Type: Photo
20 Dec 2012
Emulating the Tears of Wine, where fingers of liquid split and return to each other along the sides of a wine glass.  Photo by Prof. Mahesh Bandi
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30 Nov 2012
When the sky is clear and activity on the sun is at its peak, the green and red displays of aurora borealis can be seen as far south as Cork, Ireland, the former research home of Professor Síle Nic...
Type: News Article
Light Around a Hollow Sphere - Photo by Jonathan Ward
30 Nov 2012
Using a hollow sphere filled with water and light leaking out of an optical nanofiber, members of the Light-Matter Interactions Unit hope to develop biosensors that can detect minute levels of...
Type: Photo
Cooling and Studying Rubidium Atoms - Drawing by Vanessa Schipani
30 Nov 2012
Members of the Light Matter-Interactions Unit use lasers to slow down and cool Rubidium atoms. When an atom slows down, its temperature also decreases. Using this laser cooling method, they are able...
Type: Photo
Light Around a Hollow Sphere - Drawing by Vanessa Schipani
30 Nov 2012
Using a hollow sphere filled with water and light leaking out of an optical nanofiber, members of the Light-Matter Interactions Unit hope to develop biosensors that can detect minute levels of...
Type: Photo
30 Nov 2012
Members of the Light-Matter Interactions Unit use optical nanofibers and lasers to trap plastic balls the size of human red blood cells on an ‘optical conveyor belt’. The group hopes to work with...
Type: Video
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