Max Scrimgeour: Best of Web 2016

Video by: University of La Verne Complex Dynamical Systems Lab| LaVernePhysics|Standard YouTube License


This video displays a worthington jet in super slow motion when a drop of water hits the still liquid below. You can see the entry of the droplet all the way until the jet has fallen back down to the surface level of the water. This video clearly shows the organic shapes formed and nearly symmetrical nature of the worthington jet in reaction to the droplet. I appreciate the smooth lines that the water creates and the sense of how the water below almost reaches back up to grab the droplets of the jet. The slow motion of the video allows the viewer to absorb all of the intricate aspects of this individual jet and appreciate the flow.


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  • Harrison Lien
    Sep 2, 2016 17:33

    Second place. This video is so well done, it’s stuff like this that makes me want to get a high speed camera. Not only is a Worthinton Jet in slow motion mesmerizing, but the clarity and lighting of this are almost unreal.

  • Sean Harrison
    Sep 1, 2016 21:05

    1st place. I find this video mesmerizing, just getting to see the extra droplets shoot up when they fall into water from the high speed camera is fantastic, and the video is made just that much better by the lighting used.

  • Sierra Castillo
    Aug 30, 2016 20:45

    1st Place. This is intoxicating. I could watch it for hours. There’s something about the disturbance of perfect surfaces that I find truly spectacular. Slow motion cinematography gives such insight on the physics of our everyday lives. Well found.

  • Peter Brunsgaard
    Aug 30, 2016 09:35

    First place. I love the complexity of such a simply, everyday fluid flow. Until it’s slowed down, it’s nearly impossible to see all of the different fluid forces acting together. This is a great display of surface tension and the rippling effects of fluids.


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