Isenberg is known for pioneering the analog computing possibilities of soap bubbles; in 2012, his 1976 article on the subject was one of a set of "classic articles" selected by American Scientist to celebrate their centennial. He has also frequently given physics lectures to schoolchildren and appeared in television shows, and is the organizer of the British Physics Olympiad. He is the author of books The Science of Soap Films and Soap Bubbles (Dover, 1978) and Physics Experiments and Projects for Students (with S. Chomet, Taylor & Francis, 1989 & 1996).
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