water drop

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Finite-time Singularity

A drop of water in the process of breaking apart. At the point of breakup, the fission event looks like a cone pointing into an approximately spherical drop. The cascade of structure that is produced in this process is of uncommon beauty. As the drop falls, a long neck, connecting two masses of fluid, stretches out and then breaks. What is the shape of the drop at the instant of breaking apart?...

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Prof James Cronin: 1931 - 2016

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A Celebration of the Life and Work of James Cronin - Sept 30-Oct 1.

Professor Wald will receive the 2017 Einstein Prize from the American Physical Society.

Professors Kim and Nagaitsev are part of the new Center for Bright Beams

Professor Linda Young has been named a Helmholtz International Fellow by the Helmholtz Association.


Kadanoff Memorial Symposium: Celebrating the Life and Science of Leo Kadanoff - Oct 21-23.


Professor Harvey has been named a 2016 Simons Fellow.