ISP Hot Topics Lecture Series: Materials Through the Ages

Apr 26
4:30 pm-5:30 pm

MySci Resource Center

Event Description

Due to many conflicts, we are cancelling the lecture Materials Through the Ages scheduled for Thursday, April 26 and will offer it fall 2018. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you then.

The launch date is still decades away, but NASA will be sending humans to Mars. However, the trip isn’t without its challenges. The round trip could take up to three years. This means NASA needs lots of new materials.

The development of materials has always gone hand-in-hand with advances in civilization. Metals and glasses have been the dominant materials over the ages; plastics and semiconductors have taken on significant roles within the relatively recent past. Over thousands of years, by trial and error, humankind has learned how to produce superior materials for different types of processing.

Ken Kelton, the Arthur Holly Compton Professor in Arts & Sciences, will discuss:

  • Techniques used to tailor metals and glasses for specific applications
  • Modern instrumentation
  • Advanced techniques being explored for materials of the future

Thursday, April 26, 2018 
Public Lecture: 4:30 – 5:30PM. Reception: 5:30- 6:00PM
mySci Resource Center, 6601 Vernon Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130

Sponsored by Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership

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