Get the Most Bang from Your Bubbly

In time for New Year’s Eve, Science Friday examines the chemical reactions that transpire in fluted glassware. Ira Flatow and Richard Zare, a chemist at Stanford University, pore over the science of bubbles—from how to keep that open champagne fizzy (forget the cork) to why beer tastes better from a glass rather than a bottle.

Segment Guests

Richard Zare

Richard Zare is a Marguerite Blake Wilbur professor in natural sciences and a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University in Stanford, California.

Meet the Producer

About Flora Lichtman

Flora Lichtman is host of The Adaptors podcast and former SciFri multimedia producer in New York, New York.