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We are surrounded by complex molecules, both on Earth and in space. Studying these molecules, however, is difficult because they are always in motion.

In this next edition of LIVE@Frost Science on Wednesday, September 20, Dr. Heather Lewandowski of University of Colorado Boulder, will present Watching Chemical Reactions Happen One Molecule at a Time. Dr. Lewandowski will explore how we can cool atoms and molecules down to near absolute zero to observe how they interact with each other over the course of many minutes, as opposed to mere fractions of a second. These studies can help us understand how the complex molecules all around us came to be from simple reactions in space.

LIVE@Frost Science: Watching Chemical Reactions Happen One Molecule at a Time is presented in partnership with Florida International University (FIU) with support by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Admission is complimentary. Tickets are limited to four per transaction. Program will take place inside the Frost Planetarium.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Food and beverage will be available for purchase prior to the event.

Please note registration to the event does not include museum admission. Museum exhibitions close at 6:00 p.m. Onsite parking is available in the museum garage for $8 flat rate starting at 6:00 p.m.


Dr. Heather Lewandowski

Professor Heather Lewandowski is a professor in the Department of Physics at University of Colorado at Boulder.

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