Four teams of university students were selected to develop and perform their hypergravity experiments during ESA's 'Spin your Thesis!' 2011 campaign.
Collision of an air bubble with a free surface at different gravity levels
The BubCoa team was composed of four students from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain. Their experiment was designed to study bubble processes in conditions of high gravity.
Hypergravity stress in plants
The HyperMEA team comprised two students from the University of Florence in Italy. Their project studied how hypergravity stresses plants.
Behaviour of a liquid drop on a flat solid surface
The HyperDrop team was composed of two students from Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium and Politecnico di Milano in Italy. They investigated the effect of hypergravity on the behaviour of a liquid drop on a flat solid surface.
Hypergravity effects on growing cells
The PolVol team comprised two students from the Université de Montréal in Canada and the Université de Rouen in France. They studied the effect of hypergravity on cells in growing pollen tubes.