Ice Cream Science

We all scream for ice cream! But have you ever really thought about what it is? A liquid? A solid? A glass? Ice cream has more in common with toothpaste, froth, and glass than you might expect.

Join physicists Daniel Sussman and Michael Czajkowski for an exploration of the physics of disordered solids, and answers to the questions you never knew to ask about ice cream. ​We promise the only brain freeze will come from the ice cream, not from the science!

This event was part of the Atlanta Science Festival – an annual two-week celebration of local science and technology. It was recorded on March 19th, 2022 in Decatur Square.

About our Speakers

Dr. Daniel Sussman is a professor in the Department of Physics at Emory University, studying the strange ways that disordered, biological, and other exotic states of matter shape themselves, resist forces, and transform over time. ​

Dr. Michael Czajkowski is a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech studying the role of geometry in the response properties of soft materials both inside the body and those designed by humans such as origami.

Updated on November 21, 2022

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