Holiday Lecture: A Materials Wonderland - A Celebration of How Materials Science Makes Our Holidays Fun

Sat, Dec 12, 2020, 1:00 pm
Location: 
virtual
Audience: 
A free lecture open to the public.
Sponsor(s): 
Princeton Center for Complex Materials
Harvard University

Join us at 1:00 p.m. (ET), SaturdayDecember 12, 2020, for PCCM's annual Holiday Lecture: 
A Materials Wonderland: A Celebration of How Materials Science Makes Our Holidays Fun

How much can a paperclip bend before it breaks?  What surface melts ice faster: metal or plastic? 

Tune into our Holiday Lecture and learn about science and materials in this family-friendly event (co-organized by Princeton and Harvard and led by Princeton's Howard Stone (Professor and Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Dept.). The lectures highlight science in an engaging and fun forum for children age 7 and up. The Holiday Lecture series is modeled on a famous set of presentations first given to children a century ago as part of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in London.

This event, which is free and open to the public, brings science to the community through experiments, audience participation, with highlights from current research. The lecture is a collaborative effort of the NSF MRSEC at Harvard and the NSF PCCM MRSEC at Princeton.

Registration is required and Zoom meeting attendance is limited. Register for your seat here!

View previous Holiday Lectures here.