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Physics Colloquium: Of Soot and Sunflowers
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
4:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. Location: FN 2.102

Dr. Chris Sorensen (Kansas State)

Soot, the by-product of combustion, that smoky, black stuff from chimneys, power plants and the inside of the tail pipe of my roadster, what scientist would ever bother to study soot? As a “particle physicist”, that’s what I do, and I find that soot has mysteries and beauties that can entertain any curiosity.  In this talk I will describe some of my researches into soot and other aggregate structures; an unlikely journey of discovery to find fractal structures with non-Euclidian dimensionality, gel networks that tenuously span space and common Fibonacci themes between spirals, sunflowers and soot.

Contact Info:
Michael Kesden, 972-883-3598
Questions? Email me.

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