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Family Evening Lecture: Mercury Window on the Invisible

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Mercury is the most beautiful element in the periodic table. And the most reviled. The only liquid metal, its inertness and density have made it crucial to a huge number of experiments through history. Dr Andrea Sella, will take us on a tour of Mercury-related science and will end with the question can we bring it to life?

Family Evening Lecture: Mercury Window on the Invisible

 

University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
27 January 2011, 18:00
Organised by SCI's Bristol & South West Group
Supported by RSC and BSciA

Synopsis

Mercury is the most beautiful element in the periodic table.  And the most reviled.  The only liquid metal, its inertness and density have made it crucial to a huge number of experiments through history.  Dr Andrea Sella, will take us on a tour of Mercury-related science and will end with the question can we bring it to life?

The meeting will end with a wine and nibbles reception hosted by the School of Chemistry

Speaker: Dr Andrea Sella, University College London

Andrea Sella is an inorganic chemist at University College London (UCL).  His speciality is the synthesis of new materials and compounds.  Outside of research he is seldom happier than when explaining some neat aspect of chemistry or physics to non-specialists.
So through his Senior Media Fellowship he hopes to convey the excitement of chemistry to a wider audience.  To achieve this aim he has given demonstration lectures for many years and presented widely across the UK to schools, colleges and science fairs.

Location

Chemistry Lecture Theatre 1, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Please click here for a location map.
 

Delegate Fees
 

Lecture is free to attend.
 


Topic: seminars, networking, chemistry, demonstrations, educational materials, sustainable and green chemistry, hands-on activities Audience: students, professional chemists, educators, industrial chemists, professors, general public, universities, post graduate students, teachers, decision makers, research scientists, women chemists, tertiary education, secondary school students
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