Thursday2Feb 2017

"Squishy Physics: On soft matter and food" with Dr. Alberto Fernandez-Nieves

FREE PUBLIC TALK: What's physics got to do with food?

Thursday, February 2, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
2017-02-02 18:00 2017-02-02 19:00 America/Los_Angeles "Squishy Physics: On soft matter and food" with Dr. Alberto Fernandez-Nieves BK 404 Beckman Hall 404 - George Bush Conference Center regreen@chapman.edu

Free to attend

BK 404

Beckman Hall 404 - George Bush Conference Center

General Public

Everyone is welcome to attend

FREE PUBLIC TALK | ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

What's physics got to do with food?
 
Have you ever wondered why...
  • an egg solidifies at high temperature but most pure substances don't?
  • things made of liquids can act like solids? 
  • adding a tiny amount of certain additives to water dramatically changes the way it flows? 

The aim of the talk is to inspire you into thinking about the properties and behavior of food, while illustrating the power of physics for rationalizing some of the fascinating diversity exhibited by the materials we eat. 

This talk will start by discussing what soft condensed matter is and why soft materials are indeed soft. It will then briefly discuss viscous flow, to end introducing the significance of phase transformations in manipulating food. 
 

You can contact the event organizer, at regreen@chapman.edu.

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