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2/22/2012 - Chemistry and Modern Life

Speaker: John Anthony
Date: February 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Location: Davis Marksbury Building


Chemistry, which deals with creating and rearranging the fundamental building blocks of all materials (living or otherwise) plays in important role in all aspects of modern life.  The ability to control matter at a molecular or atomic scale has allowed chemists to enable the dramatic recent progress in the fields of medicine, energy and electronics.  I will discuss how we have been able to elucidate the structure of these small building blocks, and how we can tailor them to create new disease treatments or sources of energy.

Additional panelists for the talk include Randal Voss (Department of Biology), Denise Minor (Henry Clay High School), Ganpathy Murthy (Department of Physics and Astronomy), Susan Barron (Department of Psychology), and Brian Radcliff (Bryan Station High School).

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