BulletProof Custard: Fluids That Stop Flowing When You Push Them Too Hard
DR. MICHael Cates, Physicist
WEDNESDAY Nov. 2, 2016 AT 7:00 PM ET
PERIMETER INSTITUTE - 31 CAROLINE ST. N., WATERLOO
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How do you make custard bulletproof? The short answer: with soft matter physics. Unlike most common materials, soft matter has strange properties that allows it to change its state – from liquid to solid, for example – under certain conditions. Soft matter research touches on food production, the development of building materials, and yes, the manufacture of life-saving technologies like bulletproof vests (though they probably won’t be made of custard).
During his Nov. 2 Perimeter Institute Public Lecture, Michael Cates will explain soft matter – specifically Non-Newtonian Fluids – with a few equations, plenty of diagrams, and hands-on demonstrations.
Attendance to the lecture is free, but advance tickets are required. Due to the overwhelming response to past lectures, tickets will be honoured until 6:45 pm only. If you have not arrived by 6:45 pm your reservation may be filled by guests in our waiting line, and you may be asked to join the end of the waiting line.
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