2007 Ig Nobel Physics Prize winner L. Mahadevan and colleagues gave a talk yesterday about the physics of coffee rings. This happened at a meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Mechanics, held in Long Beach, California. The meeting notes give a bit of detail: Abstract: RU.00007 : Coffee ring deposition in bands […]
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Ives inside a cup of tea
Though some people merely drink tea, Daniel Ives at the University of Colorado went further. His photo-essay, invoking Ficks’s Laws of Diffusion, is called “Tea Time: Flow Physics Involved in Brewing Tea“. The essay begins:
Fluid flow fans find Fick’s laws of diffusion fascinating. Paul A. Steward wrote an essay about them. Here’s a summary of Fick’s First Law: FUN FACT: Fick was the son of Friedrich Fick.