pitch drop experiment

Pitching for the long term

If you need a less frantic pastime than watching paint dry or grass grow you should head to the St. Lucia campus of the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Make your way to the second floor of the Parnell Building and behold the world’s longest continuously running laboratory experiment – the pitch drop experiment. In 1927, Professor Thomas Parnell, the university’s first professor of physics, set up the experiment. Heated pitch […]