Faraday Lectures

The Faraday Lectures


Creating Holiday Reactions since 1981

 

Join chemistry professors Janis Louie and Tom Richmond as they perform an extraordinary series of chemical experiments that educate and entertain audiences of all ages. This year, the event will be held live via zoom and will feature friend of the chemistry department, Tom Thatcher. Tom will discuss the experiments with Professors Louie and Richmond, giving viewers a behind-the-science view on how the experiments work.

The lectures are named after Michael Faraday, the discoverer of electromagnetic induction, electro-magnetic rotations, the magneto-optical effect, diamagnetism and field theory. Faraday served as director of the Royal Institute in London from 1825-1867 and enhanced its reputation as a center for scientific research and education. A gifted lecturer, he began presenting his Christmas Lectures for Children at the Royal Institute in the mid-1820s. With Faraday as their guide, audiences entered wholeheartedly into the world of science. In this tradition, the Department of Chemistry has given the annual Faraday Lectures since 1981.

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Understanding the Science

Understanding the Science

Bringing together scientists, researchers, policy makers, and community leaders to discuss issues facing Utah.

This quarterly lecture series will provide in-depth discussions on topics that address our communities. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and get factual, timely information from leading experts. Understanding the Science is supported by Intuitive Funding.

Currently, the series is held virtually over Zoom. We hope to offer in-person discussions later in 2021.

  Previous lectures


May 2021 - Environmental and Economic Impact of Drought & Wildfires in Utah

Panelists:

  • Dr. Bill Anderegg, UU School of Biological Sciences
  • Thomas Holst, UU Gardner Policy Institute
  • Dr. Mitchell Power, UU Department of Geography

February 2021 - The COVID-19 Vaccine

Panelists:

  • Dr. Fred Adler, UU Mathematics
  • Representative Jen Dailey-Provost, Utah House of Representatives
  • Dr. Ryan Looper, UU Chemistry
  • Dr. Sankar Swaminathan, Chief of Infectious Diseases, UU Health

November 2020 - The COVID-19 Virus

Panelists:

  • Dr. Fred Adler, UU Mathematics
  • Dr. Joe Jarvis, Community Leader
  • The Honorable Mike Leavitt
  • Dr. Ryan Looper, UU Chemistry

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