Physics Colloquium with David Weitz

3:30 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
4:30 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
SCI 109
Physics of Cooking

Speaker: David Weitz, Harvard University

Hosted by: Rama Bansil

This event is part of the Physics Department Colloquia Series. Refreshments will be served at 3 p.m. in the 1st Floor Lounge.

Abstract: Do you want to understand how chefs make, and use foams? Do you want to understand how chefs make a drop liquid into a solid that bursts with flavor when you eat it? Did you know that eggs cook best at a temperature much less than the boiling point of water? Modern cuisine is filled with fascinating new dishes and this talk will explore some of the physics behind them. It will feature demonstrations to help illustrate the physics of modern cuisine. The talk is based on a popular course offered at Harvard University that is a collaboration between science professors and world-renowned chefs. The course has been a very successful means of teaching physics to non-science majors in a way that engages and interests them.