Whizz bang Science

Taken from the December 2018 issue of Physics World. Members of the Institute of Physics can enjoy the full issue via the Physics World app.
Fireworks have become a hallmark of celebrations around the world. Pierre Thebault looks beyond the bright colours and loud bangs, to the array of scientific methods that pyrotechnicians use to improve the safety, environmental impact and spectacle of fireworks

Everyone loves a great firework display, especially when it’s New Year’s Eve. Pierre Thebault explains the physics of fireworks and describes how pryrotechnicians are improving these spectacles
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