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Dancing droplets and tartan paint (part of Discovery hub)

Event

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Prepare to be wowed by the hidden world of chemical behaviour, where you can race chemical droplets against each other and uncover the secret of how to stop bubbles from bursting.

Chemicals move entirely by themselves in Dancing droplets and tartan paint. Credit: Phil Schlicht

By exploring the world of surface tension and unlocking its energy, the seemingly impossible suddenly becomes possible. Can you help droplets explore the world around them? Can you defeat the temple of bubble doom and capture the idol? Can you make water go uphill? All this and more from the exciting world of droplet-based chemistry.

Dr Matthew Kitching brings the world of droplets alive with chemicals that are capable of moving entirely by themselves.

This event is part of our Summer Science Exhibition Lates evening. 

Drop-in activity – these activities run continuously and you can drop in at any time. Please note if the venue is at capacity you may have to wait.

Attending the event

For all enquiries, please email exhibition@royalsociety.org.

Dancing droplets and tartan paint (part of Discovery hub)

Dr Matthew Kitching brings the world of droplets alive with chemicals that are capable of moving entirely by themselves.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK