Wednesday, April 22, 2015
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Guggenheim 101 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall) - Caltech Campus
"Element 19" Screening, Panel Discussion and Reception
Element 19 (which is the number for potassium on the periodic table) shines a light on the remarkable Caltech discovery of a renewable potassium-based catalyst. The catalyst can be used for the manufacture of essential chemical products and is both sustainable and affordable. Featuring PhD student and Dow-Resnick Fellow, Anton Toutov, Professors Robert H. Grubbs and Brian M. Stoltz, postdoctoral scholar Wen-Bo "Boger" Liu, and undergrad Kerry Betz, the film aims to broadly explain the implications of the team's groundbreaking work in sustainable chemistry in an accessible way.
The short feature will be followed by a panel discussion with the research team and filmmakers focused on the discovery, the future of sustainable chemistry and the challenges of communicating science to a lay audience. The event will close with a celebratory reception in the Guggenheim lobby.
Screening and Panel Discussion: 5:00 to ~5:45 p.m. | Reception: 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.
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