“Microwaves, Lasers, and Plasma: Bringing Astromolecules to Earth”
Davis Science Café
Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
G Street WunderBar
228 G St, Davis, California 95616
FREE TO ATTEND
Complimentary soft drinks courtesy of the UCD College of Letters and Science
Each month, Professor Jared Shaw with the UC Davis Department of Chemistry hosts the Davis Science Café, featuring scientists who are studying some of today’s cutting edge topics. This month’s speaker is Prof. Kyle Crabtree in the Department of Chemistry who studies chemical reactions as they apply to interstellar events. Invite a friend, and get here early to grab a seat at G. Street Wunderbar. Let’s drink to science!
Abstract: Astrochemistry is the study of the chemical evolution of the universe. To date, over 200 different molecules have been detected in space, some familiar, such as water and alcohol, and others that are truly exotic. This talk will discuss laboratory experiments that simulate space-like conditions to help us identify new molecules and understand the cosmic origins of the ingredients necessary for life.