LivMS Event:

Why are soap bubbles round? What happens when two bubbles meet? What is the shape of bubbles in a soap foam? What happens if you dip a wire cube into soapy water? In this talk we will discuss the maths behind all these shapes and, of course, blow some soap bubbles.

Some links of possible interest:

Soap Film Demonstrations by FlinnScientific, including the catenoid soap film from 2:44

3DXM Minimal Surface Gallery in 3DXM Virtual Math Museum

Soap Bubble Wires demonstration by IMAmaths, presented by Matt Parker

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