A phenomenon discovered in the early 1930s known as sonoluminescence is a short burst of blueish-white light that happens when a small bubble of air in water (or other liquids) is trapped within a standing acoustic wave. Since its discovery, many scientists have attempted to understand and explain the mechanism behind it, but to this day have come up short. In this talk I will discuss some of the going theories as well as some of the data that has been collected over the years. Maybe you can figure it out?
Snacks will be provided at 12:30 pm. The talk will begin at 12:45. Make sure to follow the Graduate Seminar Series on Facebook.