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 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 Wakely has been promoted to full professor.

Professor Gardel has been promoted to full professor.

Professor Harvey has been named a 2016 Simons Fellow.