Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Falaco Soliton

The Falaco Soliton is an interesting Soliton, as it is made up out of two connected whirlpools that are entwined by a string underwater. One could see it as half a Torus that moves continuously forward. It is an idea discovered and presented by Professor R. M.Kiehn. On his website he describes this phenomenon with mathematics of Élie Cartan, a specialist in Spinor theory: