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Chemistry and the Cosmos
April 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$6
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If you ever fell asleep in Chemistry class, let this evening of footloose molecular madness and Big Bang ‘afterglow’ change your mind about the most reactive science.
From anti-matter to porous matter
Dr Cara Doherty (Research Scientist, CSIRO)
Metal-organic frameworks are amazing porous crystals which are promising for innovations in energy, health and the environment. Tailoring pores allows for greater storage capacity, faster kinetics and better selectivity for many future applications.
The Midas touch
Dr Jason Dutton (Associate Professor, La Trobe University)
Medicinal chemists love fluorine, but organofluorine compounds are really hard to make. In this presentation, I’ll discuss how we can go from completely weird off the wall chemistry to something useful to make fluorinated compounds on the cheap.
Watch the fireworks when stars collide
Professor Matthew Bailes (Director – ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav), Swinburne University of Technology)
I will describe the discovery and follow-up of the first neutron star merger discovered by the Advanced LIGO Gravitational Wave Observatory.