This experiment has been going on continuously since 1927: the Pitch Drop experiment

This experiment has been going on continuously since 1927: the Pitch Drop experiment

The Pitch Drop Experiment | School of Mathematics and Physics

The Pitch Drop Experiment | School of Mathematics and Physics

The Pitch Drop Experiment  | School of Mathematics and Physics

The Pitch Drop Experiment | School of Mathematics and Physics

The Pitch Drop has the Guinness World Record for the longest running lab experiment. In its 86 years, no one has seen a drop fall, but the 9th drop is set to go at any time. If you’re logged in to the Ninth Watch when the Pitch Drop falls, your name will make the official record and make history.

The Pitch Drop has the Guinness World Record for the longest running lab experiment. In its 86 years, no one has seen a drop fall, but the 9th drop is set to go at any time. If you’re logged in to the Ninth Watch when the Pitch Drop falls, your name will make the official record and make history.

The Pitch Drop Experiment in St. Lucia Australia

The Pitch Drop Experiment

The Pitch Drop Experiment in St. Lucia Australia

The Pitch Drop Experiment | School of Mathematics and Physics

The Pitch Drop Experiment | School of Mathematics and Physics

The Pitch Drop Experiment is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's longest-running laboratory experiment. Started by Professor Thomas Parnell in 1927 at the University of Queensland in Australia, the experiment demonstrates that even seemingly solid objects have some levels of viscosity and fluidity.  Learn more about the experiment from their live cam website at the link in the image.

The Pitch Drop Experiment is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's longest-running laboratory experiment. Started by Professor Thomas Parnell in 1927 at the University of Queensland in Australia, the experiment demonstrates that even seemingly solid objects have some levels of viscosity and fluidity. Learn more about the experiment from their live cam website at the link in the image.

Pitch Drop Experiment Record

Guide to the Longest Running Scientific Experiments

Pitch Drop Experiment - Live webcam

Pitch Drop Experiment - Live webcam

:: The Pitch Drop Experiment - In 1927 Professor Parnell heated a sample of pitch and poured it into a glass funnel with a sealed stem. Three years were allowed for the pitch to settle, and in 1930 the sealed stem was cut. From that date on the pitch has slowly dripped out of the funnel - so slowly that now, 80 years later, the ninth drop is only just forming. ::

L'expérience scientifique en cours la plus longue

:: The Pitch Drop Experiment - In 1927 Professor Parnell heated a sample of pitch and poured it into a glass funnel with a sealed stem. Three years were allowed for the pitch to settle, and in 1930 the sealed stem was cut. From that date on the pitch has slowly dripped out of the funnel - so slowly that now, 80 years later, the ninth drop is only just forming. ::

UQ physicist Professor Andrew White will take charge of Queensland?s world-famous Pitch Drop Experiment following the death of its long-term custodian, Professor John Mainstone.

UQ physicist Professor Andrew White will take charge of Queensland?s world-famous Pitch Drop Experiment following the death of its long-term custodian, Professor John Mainstone.

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