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Comets, Chemistry, and Computers!

April 28, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Get ready to be amazed by Dr. Antonio Paris, Dr. Christine Theodore, and Dr. Olaseni Sode at 7venth Sun Brewery! Dr. Paris is Chief Scientist at the Center for Planetary Science and renowned author who excels in bringing planetary science to the people. Dr. Theodore is a Professor of Chemistry at The University of Tampa where she works as natural products chemist focusing on finding new drug leads for research. Dr. Sode specializes in theoretical and computational chemistry at The University of Tampa, where he is a Professor of Chemistry researching the chemical properties of carbon dioxide.

Dr. Olaseni Sode
Carbon Dioxide, Computers and Chemistry- Dr. Olaseni Sode is a computational chemistry professor at The University of Tampa, where he studies the properties of CO2 using quantum mechanics. His long-term research goals focus on the development of model potentials exploiting fragmentation quantum chemistry methods to address condensed phase molecular systems at the highest levels of electronic structure theory.

Nature’s Hidden Pharmacy- For thousands of years, nature and medicine have been linked through traditional folk remedies. Today, approximately 60% of drugs owe some part of their discovery to nature. This talk will focus on why we need new pharmaceuticals, how we use nature as a source of drug leads, and the future of drug discovery research.

Dr. Antonio Paris
Comets and Asteroids- Comets are cosmic snowballs of frozen gases, rock and dust, roughly the size of a small town. When a comet’s orbit brings it close to the sun, it heats up and spews dust and gases into a giant glowing head larger than most planets. The dust and gases form a tail that stretches away from the sun for millions of kilometers. Join Prof. Paris as he instructs the audience on how to make their own comet!


Tickets can be purchased here: https://tasteofscience.org/tampa-events/2017/4/28/explorations-slmfz-g538y-ysshf