When You’re A Scientist, You Can Play With Lasers And Vortices All Day

Studying fluid dynamics is one of the most spectacular fields of physics, not least because smoke vortices and fluid currents are beautiful at every scale. Imagine watching them take shape from your office chair at work every day.

This cool photo of Laser Doppler velocimetry and particle image velocimetry was taken at the MAX Fluid Dynamics Facility at Argonne National Laboratory, outside of Chicago, Illinois.

[Argonne National Laboratory]