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Pop! The Science of Bubbles

Tue Apr 9, 9-10pm, BBC4

Bubbles. There’s a lot more to them, claims ‘Bubble Physicist’ Dr Helen Czerski, than merely soap and air. We are given a bubble-based explanation to our solar system within the opening minutes. We also learn that the soapy spheres are rather lovely when seen in close up and slow motion, giving us an almost constant visual treat alongside anecdotes on surface tension and molecular chemistry.

Don’t let the exclamation point in the title fool you into thinking this will be fun. If physics is your cup of tea, you’ll likely find a wealth of information in this rather specific area of bubble science; however, if, like us, you spend much of the hour waiting impatiently for the answer to that important question – whether smaller bubbles do indeed equal smoother-tasting beer – you’ll probably be better off looking to the bottom of your pint glass for your entertainment and education this evening.


Samsam Bubbleman
Samsam Bubbleman

Ah, i wish i could have made it a bit more lively for you V Martin! But as a bubble expert myself, it was great to hear another perspective... CHeck out my bubbles www.bubbleinc.co.uk

V Martin
V Martin

This is the most tedious thing I ever saw on Tv. My husband is sitting watching it now and I am almost falling asleep just being in the same room doing puzzles and glancing over. Lovely lass , lovely locations but give this a miss if you want to be an interesting person. Dire and dull. And there is actually a world expert on bubble acoustics . How sad is that !