Mad Materials Science: Strange Polymers, Crazy Colloids, and Mad Materials
Astonishing materials, crazy chemistry, and all things squishy and gooey are the stars of this family-friendly, hands-on evening hosted by the Triangle Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Duke University. Join us for a fun, science-filled presentation by Popular Science columnist, element enthusiast, and official “mad scientist” Theo Gray, author of several books, including “Theo Gray’s Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do At Home – But Probably Shouldn’t.” See Theo demonstrate the exciting and surprising properties of many materials and chemicals we know and love. Then join students and faculty from Duke and NC State for hands-on demonstrations focused on the unique behavior of many materials, especially “soft matter”. Kids and adults can make and play with fun polymers, learn about next generation soft materials, and chat with all of our “mad scientists”!