The Foucault pendulum again

A favourite exhibit in science museums is the Foucault pendulum, first demonstrated by Léon Foucault in 1851 in Paris, and discussed in my earlier post.

Foucault pendulum at the Panthéon in Paris (photo by “Arnaud 25,” public domain)

In honour of Foucault’s 194th birthday, Google has put together an interactive “doodle” of his pendulum, with controls to set time and the latitude at which the pendulum is located. See here and here for news coverage. The doodle itself will eventually move from to the doodle archive.


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