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TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “Think Fast! The Rapid Motions Of Everyday Liquids”

Saturday – November 19, 9:30-11:00am

Please RSVP to jrcafe@tacny.org

Milton J Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology – Syracuse, NY

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Joseph D. Paulsen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, Syracuse University

Talk Overview

What if you could see the world around you 5,000 times slower, so that a second lasted more than an hour? Using high-speed cameras that record up to 1,000,000 photos per second, we can “slow down” time as we watch the splashing of a raindrop in a puddle, or the joining of oil droplets at the surface of a bowl of soup. These images are not only beautiful, but also allow us to better understand the physics of fluids.


2016nov10_paulsenJoey Paulsen is an Assistant Professor of Physics at Syracuse University. His research investigates the wrinkling, crumpling, and folding of thin elastic sheets, the arrangements of solid particles in a sludge, and the rapid motions of liquids due to the surface tension that holds droplets together. Joey earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago and then moved east for a postdoc at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He joined the Physics Department at SU in the Fall of 2015, where he is growing his research lab and teaching in the classroom. Outside of the lab, he enjoys spending time with his wife, savoring a good cup of coffee, and doing various low-risk outdoor activities, including biking, canoeing, camping, and hiking.

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique, a program for middle-school students founded in 2005, features discussions between scientists and students about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere and seeks to encourage students to consider careers in these areas. Students must be accompanied by an adult and can explore the MOST at no cost after the event.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

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