Episode 181: The Science of Soft Matter! Squishy Physics With Dr. Eric Weeks

From shaving cream, to mayonnaise, to maple syrup, to our skin! Soft matter is all around us. In fact, scientists study soft matter and “squishy physics”! Why do they study this? Why is it important? And, why does soft matter, like syrup, act so differently? In this episode, I will be speaking with Dr. Eric Weeks, a professor of physics at Emory University. He studies soft matter in his lab and knows a lot about squishy physics. In this episode, you will learn more about why soft matter acts so weirdly and the science behind it!

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