Prof John Lister – Stretching, bending, twisting and coiling: how to build a fluid-mechanical sewing machine

Prof John Lister – Stretching, bending, twisting and coiling: how to build a fluid-mechanical sewing machine

This week’s talk will be given by Prof John Lister.

Talk
Speaker: Prof John Lister
Title: Stretching, bending, twisting and coiling: how to build a fluid-mechanical sewing machine
Abstract: Idlers at breakfast watching a stream of honey falling from a knife, may notice it buckle and coil as it reaches the toast. What happens if you move the toast (or the knife) steadily sideways? This talk will outline the mathematical description of the dynamics of a falling viscous thread, with possible diversions via chocolate fountains and Viennetta ice-cream.

The talk will take place at 8:30PM on Monday 30 January in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre. As usual there will be free port and juice served before the talk at 8:15PM. This talk is for members only, but there will be a chance to sign up for TMS life membership for £2.50.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *