The sweetest, saltiest love song about how sodium and chlorine fell in love... https://youtu.be/9RVdcV8h5_8 A cute tune by the McGarrigle Sisters, telling the heartwarming story of salt - sodium and chlorine - falling in love. Perfect for high school and university chemistry lectures, complete with valences, electron shells and ionic bonding of NaCl.
It’s a common pub prank to tap the top of a friend’s beer, to make it suddenly erupt in froth. Funny to some people, annoying to others; but to Spanish physicist Javier Rodríguez-Rodríguez, intriguing. Rodríguez-Rodríguez, from the University Carlos III of Madrid, decided to investigate the strange phenomenon, and in the process has discovered a … Continue reading The Physics of Beer
The easy part’s the answer The resolution to the cadence, the final pose of the dancer The hard work’s dynamic tension build the elegant clash, the clarity in a question World shaking shift of continental drift Earthquaking violence from a pace so placid The twist in dioxy-ribonucleic acid Einstein astride a soaring light … Continue reading The hard questions
Excited to be in Adelaide in 2019 for my first Fringe! Doing seven shows in six days, all at the Rob Roy Hotel, 106 Halifax St South Adelaide. Tuesday 12th March: Physics in the Pub (booked out) Wednesday 13 March - Solo Show The Most Amazing Planet in the Universe - an Astronomer's Ode to Earth … Continue reading Adelaide Fringe shows!
Tickets on sale now for shows in Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide Fringe. Melbourne earlybird tickets on sale until the Friday 11 January - snap them up! The Most Amazing Planet in the Universe An Astronomers Ode to Earth We like to think we are special and we live on the only planet. But astronomers have … Continue reading The Most Amazing Planet – Dr Phil on Tour
It's all about microfarts, angled pours and French women's breasts. Have a happy new year! https://youtu.be/5eHrA-_K8Ng
Original published in Cosmos Magazine, 6 November 2018. This has attracted media attention - check my Phil Up On Science Live page for radio interview times. Opening a bottle of champagne not only signifies the start of a celebration, but also uncorks a swathe of sophisticated physics phenomena that contribute to the special appeal of … Continue reading Bubbles! The Physics of Champagne
Tom Lehrer's Elements Song is 150 years out of date - the science and the music (The Major General's Song from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance) are both from late 1800s. So it's time for an update, to the tune of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. Video coming soon... email me if you want … Continue reading Smells like Tauon Spirit
Quite stoked to be on the cover of this little publication... \The original article is here https://cosmosmagazine.com/physics/coming-clean-the-physics-of-doing-the-laundry https://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/best-australian-science-writing-2018/
Hurrah - 1000 views on my Phil Up On Science YouTube channel for the Plastic Spaghetti video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djWlX1m6yo8