Awesome Women in Science

For International Women’s Day I thought I would compile a list of some of the cool women on this website! (There are so many so I am bound to leave off a bunch… please add to this)













here’s what’s up

Gorsuch takes constitutional oath to become Supreme Court justice
Twitter Video Captures Man Being Dragged Off Overbooked Plane After Refusing to Give Up Seat
Tesla passes General Motors to become the most valuable US automaker
Quantum Data Storage in a Single Atom Brings New Computing Era Closer to Reality
First Longform Commercial for Superhero Sequel Features Explosions, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Goldblum
Warming Bleaches Two-Thirds of Great Barrier Reef
▪ Good thing you may have missed: Save PBS. It Makes Us Safer.
▪ Today is National Siblings Day.

here’s a colorful crustacean

Check out this beautiful peacock mantis shrimp, courtesy of the National Aquarium tumblr:

here’s a post

Originally posted by tikishirts (since deleted):

here’s a tumblr


Celebrating the physics of all that flows.

here’s something to consider

Recognize that thoughts are only thoughts. You don’t need to believe them or react to them. Your thoughts aren’t what you are.

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This kicked ball curves like you’ve never seen a ball curve. Can science (or David Beckham) possibly explain this? Awesome video from Physics Girl, featuring @fuckyeahfluiddynamics!


“Instant Snow” as boiling water is tossed from a balcony in Siberia. 

For an explanation, check out this post from fuckyeahfluiddynamics.


Last night I walked across the stage as a student for the last time, receiving my PhD in aerospace engineering and getting hooded by my advisor in a tradition with roots back to medieval scholars. Even more so than the defense, it marked an official end to my PhD. None of that is really fluid dynamical, but I wanted to use the opportunity to thank each and every one of you who read and support FYFD. This blog began on a whim while I was a graduate student waiting for an opportunity to do the experiments I needed. I never could have predicted at the time the impact it would have on my life. FYFD became a part of my daily life, and thanks to you, readers, it became a source of inspiration and motivation for me as I pursued my studies. I have learned so much more about fluid dynamics in writing FYFD and answering your questions than I would ever have on my own. I have had opportunities to travel, to communicate and even meet with people from all corners of the globe who share some of my enthusiasm for the subject. It has been a wonderful experience so far, and I hope for many more ahead. Thank you all for being a part of it! (Photo credit: J. Mai)


Next week marks FYFD’s 4th birthday! It’s hard to believe that it’s been so long, or that the blog and I have come so far. I set out with the intention of explaining fluid dynamics to a broad audience because it’s a subject we all experience daily and yet one that few learn formally. (I also, as you may have guessed from the blog’s name, didn’t take things too seriously.) Many things have surprised me these past four years, but one of my favorites is how much I’ve learned. In researching and writing FYFD, I am constantly learning new and fascinating physics. I love it every time something new stuns me with its beauty, its cleverness, or its jaw-dropping, mind-blowing awesomeness. In celebration of that feeling, next week’s posts will revisit some of my favorite subjects, especially those that did and do amaze me. In the meantime, try not to let the ice cream melt. Unless you’re into that. (Video credit: I. Yang; submitted by Stuart B.)

Off on a vacation

Hey guys,

Tomorrow (October 14), I’m heading off on vacation for a couple weeks out of range of the Internet. I’ve queued up entries for while I’m gone and my friend Claire from Brilliant Botany (check it out!) has kindly agreed to watch over the Tumblr queue and make sure it posts like it’s supposed to. So you should hopefully experience no interruptions to regular posts. But I won’t be responding to asks, submissions, emails, etc. until after I return at the end of the month.

Have a lovely October, readers! I’m off in search of penguins and iguanas.