Getting to the bottom of foamy physics

Two UC Berkeley mathematicians have dissected the life, and death, of suds, which could prove useful to chemical engineers.Bubbles are a serious business. While they're beloved as a childhood pastime and a bathtub luxury, the physics behind the delicate, iridescent clusters remains remarkably complex.

Getting to the bottom of foamy physics

New model describes the evolution of bubble clusters

Sat 11 May 13 from Physics World

Unlocking secret lives of bubbles yields perfect foam

Bubbles are messy to model since their behaviour changes with size – a model that copes with this has led to the best foam simulation yet    

Thu 9 May 13 from Newscientist

ScienceShot: The Life Cycle of a Bubble

Model splits the life of a foam into three phases

Thu 9 May 13 from Science Now

The secret lives of bubbles: Mathematicians describe evolution, dissolution of clusters of bubbles (w/ video)

Bubble baths and soapy dishwater, the refreshing head on a beer and the luscious froth on a cappuccino. All are foams, beautiful yet ephemeral as the bubbles pop one by one.

Thu 9 May 13 from Phys.org

Physics simulation explains how foamy bubbles pop

UC Berkeley researchers explain the science behind foamy bubbles.

Wed 15 May 13 from Dvice

Pinning down the physics of bubbles

Two UC Berkeley mathematicians have dissected the life, and death, of suds, which could prove useful to chemical engineers.Bubbles are a serious business. While they're beloved as a childhood ...

Sat 11 May 13 from L.A. Times

Mystery Popped: Science of Bubbles Decoded

But while bubbles and foamy materials are common in everyday life, scientists have struggled to model suds' complicated behavior.

Fri 10 May 13 from Discovery News

Mystery Popped: Science of Bubbles Decoded, Thu 9 May 13 from Livescience

Bubbly Science: Modeling How Foam Behaves | Video

This movie of a soap bubble cluster, created by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, shows how bubbles cluster together, drain and then burst.

Thu 9 May 13 from Livescience

Math Explains How Bubbles Pop

Video of Math Explains How Bubbles Pop Bubble baths and soapy dishwater, the refreshing head on a beer and the luscious froth on a cappuccino. All are foams, beautiful yet ephemeral as the ...

Fri 10 May 13 from Laboratory Equipment

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