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London Bridge is Falling Down: The Physics of Four Bridge Failures

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 @ 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

$10

OASIS at the Center of Clayton, 50 Gay Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63105

Registration required. FREE to the first 10 registrants, $10 per person thereafter. OPEN to ALL. Space is limited. Middle and high school students welcome. Register below.

Featured Speaker:  Bernard J. Feldman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri – St. Louis and Associate Dean, Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program, University of Missouri – St. Louis and Washington University in St. Louis

Physicist and physics professor, Bernard Feldman shares the physics behind the failure of four bridges:  the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis, the London Millennium Footbridge, the Nimitz Freeway, and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in this fascinating look at bridge building physics failures.  All four of these failures have alternate explanations and all these explanations—correct ones, incorrect ones, and inconclusive ones, involve simple physics that can explain four very complicated events.

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Date:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time:
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Cost:
$10
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OASIS at the Center of Clayton
50 Gay Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105 United States
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