Spaghetti Experiment

Hello!

I'm happy to have your support as a researcher in this experiment!

Together with you, I want to find out exactly how raw spaghetti breaks, and whether this depends on how fast you bend it or how long it is. This knowledge can later help to develop new materials that are at the same time particularly strong and particularly light.

If we manage to collect enough measurements, I will publish our data in a scientific publication. Such publications are very important in science, because through them researchers exchange information with each other and share their results with everyone. In the publication, you will be named as part of the "Spaghetti Collaboration" - then it is quite official that you have been involved in the research.

Please read closely the instructions below and write down your readings carefully, because accuracy is very important in science.

I'm excited to see what we find out!

Best regards,

Your Slava

Dr. Viacheslav (Slava) Slesarenko
conducts research on materials that have special properties due to their structure.



Researching with spaghetti?

In this video, Dr. Viacheslav Slesarenko explains why breaking spaghetti is so interesting for his research:


How it works:

You can easily do the experiment at home. You need:

  • Packet of spaghetti
  • Ruler, set square, or caliper to measure with
  • Table for entering the measured values
  • Felt-tip pen
  • Computer with internet access to upload the data
  • Camera (it also works without)

Here you can download the instructions as a PDF

Here you can download the table to fill in:


Upload files:

Once you have filled in the table with your measurements, upload it here:
www.livmats.uni-freiburg.de/de/events/spaghetti/messwerte

To upload your measurements, you must agree to the privacy policy.


Questions?

If you have any questions about the experiment and the scientific background, feel free to send an email to Slava:
viacheslav.slesarenko@livmats.uni-freiburg.de

For submission questions or technical issues, contact Michal Rössler:
E-Mail: michal.roessler@livmats.uni-freiburg.de
Phone: 0761 203 95099