Thursday, September 28, 2017

Announcement: This Week at the Science Circle

Thursday 28th 7 PM - 9 PM PDT

Exploratorium (143,116,23)

   → Come play with exhibits on the island

   → Live video feed: Exploratorium in San Francisco
       of RL event where we'll be showing SL exhibits

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Saturday Sept 30th, 10 AM PDT

 “Ways of Knowing in Chemistry” by Michael Shaw Ph. D, USA                    

Abstract: How do we know what we say we know? In synthetic chemistry, there are tools we use which give us data from which we can deduce details of a molecule’s structure.  Many of these tools are spectroscopic in nature and some rely on changes in how a molecule rotates, vibrates,  how its electrons are distributed, or even how individual types of nuclei spin.   There are also methods based on diffraction that can yield a “snapshot” of a molecule’s structure.  This talk will be from a synthetic perspective, i.e. how do we make sure that what we tried to make is what we actually made, and what sort of purity did we achieve?

More information about Dr. Shaw's presentation at

The Science Circle (61/126/32)

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