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Join us for the 2018 Faraday Lectures!

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Professors Janis Louie and Tom Richmond perform an extraordinary series of chemical experiments that educate and entertain audiences of all ages. This free, family-friendly event is a Salt Lake holiday favorite.

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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The Faraday Lectures are sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and the Curie Club, an organization for women in science. Curie Club members will receive tickets for one of the lectures.

Last Updated: 1/11/19