What do physicists do when they get stuck on a problem? In the case of magnet mountain growth rates, they chill and stick with it.
Under the right kind of magnetic field, a dish of magnetic liquid, called ferrofluid, will grow mountains.
Physicists have been studying this fascinating process for fifty years. This spring, Dr. Richter in collaboration with Dresden Institute of Technology opened up a new area of study on the subject by using a thick, sticky, honey-like magnetic liquid. In this colloquium he reports both on this new discovery andy on the history of ferrofluids. The colloquium will include the demonstration of an experiment.
The colloquium will be held by:
Dr. habil. Reinhard Richter, Universität Bayreuth
Please see also the APS Blog http://physicsbuzz.physicscentral.com/2016/03/mountains-made-of-magnetic-honey-lead.html
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