KECK SCIENCE DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

 

Plants in motion: The mechanics of twisting tendrils, rolling petals and elongating nectar spurs
By
Sharon Gerbode
Harvey Mudd College
 
From: 12:00 PM To: 1:00 PM
On
Friday, Feb 16, 2018
At
Burns Lecture Hall, Keck Science Center
Using a combination of geometric arguments and physical principles, we explain the mechanics of how cucumber tendrils wind and overwind, how Columbine nectar spurs elongate to match their pollinators, and how morning glory flowers twist open and roll closed.
 
 
Seminar Registered by: Velda Yount

 

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