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Event / Nobel Chemist at the Science Museum June 26th – 5:30 pm – Call (540) 342-5710 to Attend!

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Nobel Chemist at the Science Museum June 26th – 5:30 pm – Call (540) 342-5710 to Attend!

Dr. Robert Grubbs, Nobel Prize-winning chemist from Cal-Tech, will speak at the Science Museum on Tuesday evening, June 26th starting at 5:30 pm.   After his talk, there will be a “wine & soft-drink” reception to meet and talk with Dr. Grubbs – who hails from Possum Trot, KY (really!) - about his work.

Dr. Grubbs is busy with many projects, but among those is concentrating on finding new ways to make petroleum products ”greener” and more Earth-friendly.  For example, making fuel from crude oil requires special substances called “catalysts.”  They don’t end up in the final product, but nothing would happen chemically if they weren’t in the mix.

Traditional catalysts can create bad side-effects or unwanted by-products, so Dr. Grubbs has worked to create a whole new class of catalysts that have been dubbed “Grubbs Catalysts”.  These produce fewer bad by-products and also are helping to create new materials that can become whole new products.

Call (540) 342-5710 to reserve your seat.  The event is FREE, but you MUST make a reservation.  Capacity is LIMITED!

 

 

 

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