Alexander Pedler Lecture


    THE Alexander Pedler Lecture, which is given annually under the auspices of the British Association, was this year delivered by Prof. Allan Ferguson before the Cardiff Naturalists' Society. The lecture, which was given in the Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre of the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, on March 14, was entitled “Splashes, and what they Teach”. It was chiefly concerned with an explanation of the phenomena attendant on the impact of a drop of liquid on a liquid or solid surface. A high-speed film was shown which illustrated the phenomena, and the results were compared with those of the earlier classical experiments carried out by the late Prof. Worthington.

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    Alexander Pedler Lecture. Nature 145, 508 (1940).

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