Hot Science Cool Talks: Explosive Chemistry

It was another successful Hot Science Cool Talks lecture on the UT campus! Check out the incendiary (quite literally) Dr. David Laude in a lecture entitled “How I Learned to Love Chemistry (Or Watch Dr. Laude Blow Stuff Up)”. (Updated)

Chemistry is easy. Dr. Laude is tired of everyone taking three steps back every time he tells them that he is a chemist. He will demonstrate how a few simple, recurring ideas in chemistry can help you understand concepts like climate change, how batteries work, and how food is made. Dr. Laude will also create explosions and cap your evening by making liquid nitrogen ice cream for everyone.

Dr. David Laude

David Laude struggled and worried in college until finding his love of chemistry. Today, he is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor in UT-Austin’s Department of Chemistry. He is well-known in the UT community for his engaging Chemistry 301 classes. Dr. Laude is also Senior Vice Provost, and was recently featured in the Sunday New York Times Magazine for his work on improving higher education.

UT Campus, Welch Hall (WEL) Auditorium 

Schedule: Friday, September 12, 2014
5:45-7pm: Interactive Fair
7-8:15pm: Talk

Welch Hall (WEL) is located on the southwest corner of the intersection Speedway and 24th streets, on the UT campus in Austin, Texas. Click here for a parking map and other details.


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