Stephen Fry on a NPL high

NPLThe national treasure, Stephen Fry, visited NPL yesterday to spend a day having his mind further packed with interesting facts whilst viewing a variety of interesting experiments on the campus.

Kind words from his much followed Twitter account:
“Such a good day at the NPL yesterday. So crammed with goodies no time to tweet as I went from dept to dept. Great people, magical place.”

He was particularly in awe of a recreation of the Barnes Wallis bouncing bomb experiment using a pea (“wow”) and also the effects of the different acoustic testing rooms on a balloon pop described as “fantastic“.

[Update 28th August] Slow-mo videos of the Barnes Wallis recreation experiment – some of which fired by Mr Fry himself.

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