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Berks Fluid Discovery Lab presents ‘Gallery of Fluid Motion’

by Penn State Berks

Dec 02, 2022

The Penn State Berks Fluid Discovery Lab will present “Gallery of Fluid Motion” exhibit in the Freyberger Gallery from noon to 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5, through Friday, Dec. 9, with a reception to follow from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. These events are free and open to the public.

The exhibition will feature a visual display of the aesthetic and science of modern fluid mechanics to educate people on the connection between art and science. Flow visualization is the process of making the physics of fluid-like gases and liquids visible. The images in the exhibition were selected from the Penn State Berks students’ work in the college’s Flow Visualization course.

According to Azar Eslam-Panah, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State Berks and founder of the college’s Fluid Discovery Lab, “The exhibit is a visual record of the aesthetic and science of contemporary fluid mechanics, to be shared both with fellow researchers and the general public. Flow visualization is for everybody: If you have paid attention to the patterns while stirring milk into coffee, stared at the curl of a rising tendril of smoke, or mixed corn starch and water together in the kitchen sink, you have participated in flow visualization.”

Students enrolled in the PHOTO 321N – Flow Visualization course will also have a poster presentation from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the first-floor lobby of the Gaige Technology and Business Building.

For more information on this study, email Azar Eslam-Panah at [email protected].

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