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Physics in the Kitchen (Copernicus Books)

Physics in the Kitchen (Copernicus Books)

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Publication Date: September 23rd, 2023
Publisher:
Springer
ISBN:
9783031344091
Pages:
208
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Description

Do you know why honey drips whereas ketchup refuses to budge in the bottle? Or what kettles have in common with power stations, or how to cook with radar?

This delightful and accessible book provides a smorgasbord and a whirlwind tour of the multitude of physical phenomena that occur in a kitchen: from the diffusion of nutrients during cooking to how an extractor fan works, how smells disperse, and where quantum effects are hidden. These and numerous other fascinating phenomena are served up in an engaging manner that will fascinate and tantalise the taste buds of anyone who enjoys eating, cooking or simply spending time in the kitchen. No specialist technical or mathematical knowledge is required to enjoy this book. Tuck right in and discover the universe of physical laws in your very own kitchen...

About the Author

George Vekinis is a Research Director and the former Head of the Education Office at the National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" in Athens, Greece and a university lecturer on advanced materials and technological entrepreneurship. He earned a PhD in Physics at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and an MBA (Core) at the Open University, UK. In the past he worked at universities in South Africa and the UK (University of Cambridge) and has served on numerous scientific and technical committees. He has travelled extensively, supervised the research work of over 120 students, and published and lectured extensively on physics, space exploration, materials science and engineering as well as technology transfer and entrepreneurship. His work has been funded by the European Commission, the European Space Agency as well as various industrial entities, and he is the author of two books on entrepreneurship and technology commercialisation. He is happily marriedin Athens with two grown children and two three-legged rescue cats. At weekends, he can reliably be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen.