A Christmas gorilla visited the Austin office today. Everyone danced and was merry.
We want to wish you the happiest of holidays! We hope they are filled with the joy of a thousand dancing gorillas.
Yes, a gorilla. Filled with cheer!
The physics of droplets freezing is important for understanding applications like ice formation on airplane wings. Here we see how a warm droplet deposited on a cold plate freezes. A freezing front advances through the drop, which expands vertically as it freezes. Ultimately, the expansion of the ice and the surface tension of the water create a pointed singular tip.