So last week we gave you a ‘#girlsinphysics’ special edition. Today we will have a Nobel Prize theme. Not only that, we take back power in music from machines and a mesmerising video of metronomes ‘talking to each other’.
2012 Nobel Prize: How Do We See Light?
This brilliant animation from one of our favourite channel’s, Minutephysics, perfectly explains what the Nobel Prize was won for. Working out what’s Schrödinger’s cat is easier after watching this.
Periodicvideos gets a Nobel Prize
Periodicvideos gets their hands on Sir Paul Nurse’s Nobel Prize medal. The clever among you will be able to work out the value of the Novel Prize from the weight of it.
Can computers listen to drummers
Drummers often listen to computers to aide their rhythm but can computers listen to drummers and react accordingly. Andrew Robertson argues that drummers shouldn’t be a slave to technology and the click track should listen to the performer. People 1, computers nil.
32 discordant metronomes achieve synchrony in a matter of minutes
This beautiful and hypnotic video shows how metronomes on a moving surface will go back in time with each other and affect the rhythm of other metronomes until they conform. This video explains in more detail the science behind the phenomena.
Thanks for watching our video roundup. Have you stumbled across any eye catching physics videos recently? Share your favourites with us in the comments below, or take the conversation to Twitter using the #physicsvideos hashtag.
And don’t forget, we have loads of interesting content on the IOP YouTube channel. Have a great weekend!