When you mix cornstarch and water you get an unusual result. If you treat it gently, it behaves like a liquid. But if you are rough with it, it behaves like a solid. How can this be? Itai Cohen, associate professor of physics, and his graduate student, Neil Lin, demonstrate the phenomenon and explain the reasons behind it.
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Lectures: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:55 - 4:10pm, Rockefeller Hall 203.
Sections: Wednesdays, 9:05 - 9:55am, 2:30 - 3:20pm, 3:35 - 4:25pm Rockefeller 102, and Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:20pm Rockefeller 103.