Putting hands through soap film

Putting hands through soap film

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Credit: PHILIPPE PLAILLY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: "Light Unmasked", a so-called soap painting at the Musee de la Villette. The 'painting' is in fact a large soap film, the colours being caused by interference patterns of the light reflected from its surface. The film was made from a soap solution containing some glycerine. This makes the film resilient enough to allow the visitors to put their fingers through it without the film breaking. "Light Unmasked" was part of a science exhibition at the museum in Paris during 1990.

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Keywords: bubble museum, child, children, effects, liquid, maths, minimal surfaces exhibition, physical effect, physics, soap film, visualisation

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