Science on Saturdays: Chemistry, Materials Science, and Artificial Photosynthesis

Event time: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Sterling Chemistry Laboratory See map
225 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Ultrafast pulsed lasers are the strobe lights of chemistry, making it possible to take movies of how molecules and even electrons move.  Join us this Science on Saturday to hear how Prof. Charlie Schmuttenmaer uses fast lasers and terahertz radiation to make better materials for use in photovoltaics and solar fuel production.

Yale Scientific Magazine’s /Synapse/ will lead fun demonstrations from 10am - 11am and the talk will take place from 11am - noon. Science on Saturdays is hosted by Professor Kurt Zilm.

Science on Saturdays is an award-winning lecture series that features scientists whose passion for their work inspires us all. Each event involves a lecture by a Yale professor and engaging science demonstrations by Yale college students. Science on Saturdays provides an opportunity for Yale scientists and residents of New Haven and beyond to come together over a shared sense of wonder. Past topics have included “Why Birds Are Dinosaurs,” “Nu Frontiers in Neutrino Physics,” and “Chaperonins: Molecular Origami Machines.”    

Directions & Parking: Sterling Chemistry Lab is the building on the left of the driveway at 225 Prospect. Parking will be available on the street along Prospect and at the Yale Whale Ice Rink.