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Flash of Light: Faculty research lecturer Seth Putterman

  • Published Nov 24, 2010 8:15 AM

Physicist Seth Putterman delivers the 109th Faculty Research Lecture on Nov. 30: "Fiat Lux: Light from Gas Bubbles, X-Rays from Peeling Tape, and Fusion from Crystals."

Putterman is hoping to carry out an experiment on stage that will demonstrate a phenomenon called "sonoluminescence," in which a flash of light accompanies the bursting of a bubble in a liquid when sound waves are passed through it.

Read the story in UCLA Today.