Saturday Morning Physics
Lightning Lights: The Mercury Float Lighthouse Lens or How You float a 4,000lb Lens in 600 lbs of Liquid


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  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 11/03/2007
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: 170 & 182 Dennison Building

  • Description: The revolutionary concept that took 70 years to create, a wonderfully unique invention that almost came too late. Mercury, the almost-perfect, slightly toxic, weight-bearing material, is not just for barometers and thermometers, anymore.

    Detailed Information
    All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.

    Contact Information
    For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437