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Intellectual Achievement Medallion to Go to UK Chemist

UK Libraries will recognize the accomplishments of UK chemist and educator John Anthony with the 2012 UK Libraries Medallion for Intellectual Achievement.

Fighting Alzheimer's with Antioxidants: Allan Butterfield

Allan Butterfield is UK's Alumni Association Endowed Professor of Biological Chemistry at UK, and the Director of the Center for Membrane Sciences.

The focus of his research is the study of oxidative stress on the brain, one of the main components of Alzheimer's Disease.

In this podcast, Professor Butterfield discusses his research group's experiments and results, and talks about fighting the disease by stimulating the brain's production of antioxidants.

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

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A&S 100/CHE 229 Online Education

Introduction to Syntax in Organic Chemistry. Instructor Arthur Cammers on this online course introducing students to the graphical notation and the language of organic chemistry.

Chemistry Professor Leaves Lasting Legacy at UK

Retired Chemistry Professor Jim Holler's enthusiasm for chemistry and passion for teaching led him to include several visually stunning science demonstrations in class.

UK Libraries Event to Feature Director of Bush Library

The upcoming UK Libraries Annual Dinner will feature guest speaker and UK history alumnus Alan C. Lowe, director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The annual dinner will also feature the 2012 presentation of the UK Libraries Medallion for Intellectual Achievement to UK chemist John Anthony.

What's New in Science - John Anthony

Professor John Anthony, department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky, speaks about catching cheating athletes, curing diseases, and solving the world's energy problems!

The 2012 Van Winter Memorial Lecture: Paul Steinhardt and Quasicrystals

Each year, the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy jointly organize the Van Winter Memorial Lecture, which brings in distinguished speakers to give lectures on matters of common interest to mathematicians and physicists.

This year's speaker is Paul Steinhardt, professor of physics and astrophysics at Princeton University, and director of the Princeton Center for Theoretical Sciences. In this podcast, we spoke to Sumit Das, who will be hosting the lecture, about some of professor Steinhardt's research.

Professor Steinhardt's lecture will be titled, "Once Upon a Time in Kamchatka: the Extraordinary Search for Natural Quasicrystals." The presentation will be on Friday, March 23, from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm, in room 139 of the Chemistry-Physics building.

In short, a quasicrystal is a type of structure that shows rotational symmetry, but is not periodic -- it doesn't have a pattern that repeats over a distance. Quasicrystals can be composed of sets of a few shapes that are arranged to fill up a space, and although they may have radial patterns, these do not repeat around the crystal in any noticeable order. Usually, it has been thought that crystals can only have two-, four-, or six-sided radial patterns, but quasicrystals can have five-sided rotational symmetry as well, such as in these structures:

A Penrose tiling of thick and thin rhombi.An atomic model of fivefold icosahedral-Al-Pd-Mn quasicrystal surface.A Penrose tiling using thick and thin rhombi.

 

 

 

 

 

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

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UK Founders Day Ceremony to Celebrate Faculty Achievement

A&S professors to receive awards include professors John Anthony, Phillip Crowley, Francie R. Chassen-Lopez, Joseph Straley, and Irene Chico-Wyatt

Why Choose Chemistry at UK? Leslie Doleman Interview

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky attracts top undergraduate and graduate students passionate about research that will prepare them for careers in their chosen professions. See what Leslie has to say about her experience.

Why Choose Chemistry at UK? Andrew Welleford Interview

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky attracts top undergraduate and graduate students passionate about research that will prepare them for careers in their chosen professions. See what Andrew has to say about his experience.

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