P4_6 The Pot Noodle Proposal

Claire Davis, Freddie Tilley, Pete Hague


It is claimed in the popular sitcom The Big Bang Theory that it is possible to heat up a pot of instant noodles with the laser that they have in a laboratory. This paper investigates the validity of the claim, and finds that although the laser can transfer enough energy for it to be possible, it would also destroy the container, thus rendering it pointless.

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