Press

A selection

(*high visibility)

*A fold strategy, Nature Physics News and Views, October (2019)

*New wrinkle on origami turns designing folding structures into child’s play, Science News, October (2019)

Een ongewoon Leidenfrosteffect, Nederlandse Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde, June (2018)

Pancake Science, Amsterdam Science, May (2018)

Physicist saw a video on IFLScience and ended up writing a scientific study about itIFLScience, October (2017)

*Dancing balls lead to a physics discovery, Discover, July (2017)

Springende gelballetjes piepen in de koekepan, NRC Handelsblad, July (2017)

Waarom balletjes op een hete plaat piepen en springen, Engineers Online, July (2017)

Hüpfendes hydrogel als mikroantrieb, pro-physik.de, July (2017)

Waarom deze balletjes gillen en stuiteren in een hete pan, Kijk Magazine, July(2017)

*These bouncing balls on a hot pan led to a new physics discovery, The Washington Post, July (2017)

Leidenfrost-Effekt lässt weiche Kügelchen hüpfen, Welt der Physik, July (2017)

Elastic Leidenfrost enables soft engines, Phys.org, July (2017)

*Van grap en YouTube-hit tot Nature-publicatie:  waarom hydrogelballetjes stuiteren in een panDe Volkskrant, July (2017)

Screaming gel balls reveal a way to power soft but noisy robots, New Scientist, July (2017)

Let’s power robots with shrieking balls, Inverse, July (2017).

*Doorbraak in de aandrijving van zachte robots, RTL4 Nieuws Holland, July (2017)

Físicos y astrónomos ganan fondo para estudiar la formación de planetas, Noticias de la Universidad de Chile, December (2016)

Leidenfrost effect puts perpetual bounce into Hydrogel Beads, Physics Central, March (2016)

Hydrogel beads key recipe for sustained bouncing, Inside Science News, March (2016)

*Granular matter:  charges dropped, Frank Spahn and Martin Seiβ, Nature Physics News and Views, August (2015)

Simulan en laboratorio como empiezan a formarse los planetas, Tendencias Científicas, August (2015)

Creating ‘Planets’ in a laboratory:  How particles clump together to create new worlds observed for the first time, Daily Mail, August (2015)

Lab experiment mimics early-stage planet formation process, UChicago News, August (2015)

Watch:  Clumps of particles mimic how planets form, Futurity, August (2015)

Focus:  Electrons not the cause of charged grains, APS Focus, May (2014)

We still don’t know how static electricity works, Gizmodo, May (2014)

Static electricity defies simple explanation, Science News, May (2014)

Viral video shows people walking and dancing on liquid, Business Insider, January (2014)

Review of Scientific Instruments Podcast, June (2013)

Clearing up the oobleck physics mystery, Scientific Computing, July (2012)

*Geek party!  How to run across a pool of goo, Time, July (2012)

*Running on Physics:  Why you can walk on Water and Cornstarch, Discover, July (2012)

How to walk on water, Science News, July (2012)

Mystery solved:  why impact turns liquid solid, Futurity, July (2012)

Why can we walk on custard?, Chemistry World, July (2012)

*Cornflour’s gooey trick revealed, BBC, July (2012)

Messy experiment cleans up physics mystery of cornstarch, UChicago New, July (2012)

*How to walk on custard, Nature Podcast, July (2012)

Über Wasser(-Stärke-Gemisch) gehen, pro-physik.de, July (2012)

*Cornstarch physics is shear nonsense, Science News, July (2012)

Defying gravity:  when strange liquids act like solids, Wired, July (2012)

How to walk on water with help from Dr. Seuss’s ooblek, Live Science, July (2012)

A striking experiment shows how you can run on quicksand, Ars Technica, July (2012)

*The reason you can walk on water (and cornstarch), Popular Mechanics, July (2012)

*Soft matter:  running on cornflour, Martin van Hecke, Nature News and Views, November (2012).

Clever Apes:  Uncanny Slime, WBEZ Chicago Clever Apes Blog, November (2011)

Sand found to flow like water, Live Science, July (2009)

Granular media:  structures in sand streams, Detlef Lohse and Deveraj van der Meer, Nature News and Views, July (2009)