Physics in Pictures

Light & Optics

Finding the best way to pack objects into a container of a certain shape is harder than you might think.

Polyhedral Peg, Round Hole

Finding the best way to pack objects into a container of a certain shape is harder than you might think.


The non-Newtonian properties of liquid soap and shampoo fluid let them

Bouncing a Stream: The Kaye Effect

The non-Newtonian properties of liquid soap and shampoo fluid let them "bounce" as a stream. Try it at home!


A unique blend of nanoscale structures might let us create frost-proof surfaces

Nanostructures Promise Iceproof Surfaces

A unique blend of nanoscale structures might let us create frost-proof surfaces


The interplay of surface tension and evaporation leads to some spectacular fluid dynamics!

Bursting a Different Kind of Bubble

The interplay of surface tension and evaporation leads to some spectacular fluid dynamics!


Charged particles, imaged with a bubble chamber, spiral and curl in a magnetic field.

Bubble Tracks: A Window on the Subatomic

How do we photograph something too small to be seen with the naked eye?