The Imperial Festival of Science was back this year on the weekend of 7-8th of May. For the first time, the fluids CDT was there with exciting experiments to engage people of all ages. With the help of Dr Kilner and Professor Weinberg our colleagues Marco, David and Owen put together a fun and interactive stand.
The experiments included the display of fluids with different viscosities – water, glycerine and a mixture of the two – to show the phenomenon of vortex shedding.
Another fun experiment was the smoke cannon that produced smoke rings. Always fun to see mathematicians experimenting!
We are the proud students of the first ever cohort of the Fluid Mechanics Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at Imperial College London. We started our studies for the program with the one year Masters in Research (MRes) in October 2014, with nervous excitement. We come from a wide range of backgrounds some of us having only studied abroad before, some only in the UK and others with a mixture. We also brought together different disciplines; mathematics, engineering and physics as well as varying amounts of industry experience. But, in hindsight, the most enriching aspect was definitely the wide variety of cultures that we share (Chinese, Indian, Welsh, English, Irish, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese).
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