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University of Chicago

Underwater Wing

Caption: When accelerated to more than 100 g in a specially prepared water tank, hydrofoils like these can generate knotted vortex loops. Physicists have unsuccessfully attempted to create knotted vortices in the laboratory for more than a century.

Credit: Robert Kozloff/University of Chicago

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