Academics In Beer Obsession Shock

Thursday, April 26, 2007 23:06 | Filed in Oddities, Science

They claim to be using some kind of mathematical formula, but I think they’re just gazing into a pint glass:

Robert MacPherson, from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and David Srolovitz, from Yeshiva University in New York, describe an equation that works in three dimensions, as well as four, five and six dimensions.

“What happens in beer, is the small bubbles shrink, the big bubbles grow,” Professor Srolovitz told BBC News. “Eventually, the big bubbles pop — although they pop for slightly different reasons.”

BBC News

Academics: true scientists or simply pissheads? You decide…

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2 Comments to Academics In Beer Obsession Shock

  1. mark fairlamb says:

    April 27th, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    anyone who’s ever been 16 has studied the properties of beer.
    and the longer your education lasts the further you delve into this particular vocational field.
    they must have “studied” a hell of a lot of beer to see things in six dimensions!

  2. Buckie says:

    November 11th, 2011 at 3:52 am

    I’m quite pleased with the inoframtion in this one. TY!

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