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Colliding waterdrop makes a world-class photograph

Published: 5 September 2013

An outstanding photograph by Emeritus Professor Greg Parker of Electronics and Computer Science is included in an exhibition of the world’s best scientific photography, sponsored by the Royal Photographic Society and the Science and Facilities Research Council.

Professor Parker’s image ‘Water Drop Collision and Bubble Burst 2012’ is one of 100 stunning prints showcasing an extraordinary variety of scientific photography – images that explore worlds we can only imagine, or that are used as tools in everyday life in medicine, engineering and other related fields.

Greg’s image shows a water drop collision occurring underneath a bursting soap bubble –the first water drop enters the water and throws up a column of water that the second (following) water drop collides with. The picture was also featured in last Saturday’s edition of 'The Times'.

The inaugural showing of the exhibition ‘International Images for Science 2013’ runs at the Great North Museum in Newcastle, as part of the British Science Festival until 29 September.The Exhibition will then tour the UK and overseas. The Exhibition was instigated in 2011, to fulfil The Society's remit 'to promote the Art and Science of Photography'.

Earlier this year Professor Parker celebrated achieving 50 Earth Science Photos of the Day (EPOD) - with many of his successful submitted images being taken around the New Forest or from his New Forest Observatory.

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