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A series of talks about science in movies, books, and games.

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Elements in the Harry Potter World

Rebecca Lai, UNL Associate Professor of Chemistry

February 19, 7:00pm

This presentation will cover various elements in our world that are also in Harry Potter's world, including gold (Au), silver (Ag), mercury (Hg), aluminum (Al), and silicon (Si). The focus will be on the use of these elements in the wizarding world when compared to our world.

All talks are hosted in Love Library 2nd Floor Peterson Room.

 

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SciPop Talks! Where Science Intersects Pop Culture

Welcome to SciPop Talks! a series of talks open to the public featuring the intersection of science and pop culture.

Twitter: #SciPopTalks

These talks are co-sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Libraries, Chemistry Department and Physics Department, Doane University, and the Nebraska Local Section of the American Chemical Society.

SciPop Annoucements

SciPop presenter Dr. Rebecca Lai, an expert on science in the Harry Potter series, has been interviewed on the Ologies podcast!

SciPop Talks! 2020 Schedule

2.12 Dr. Rachel Lloyd and the Avery Hall Chemistry Time Capsule
​Mark Griep, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2.19 Elements in the Harry Potter World
Rebecca Lai, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

3.04 Comic Book Physics 101: Time Travel
Dan Claes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

3.11 Zombies and the Science of Braaaaains
Jackie Omelian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

About US

Current Organizers: 

Kiyomi Deards, Rebecca Lai, and Ramesh Languani.

For Publicity and Media:

Joan Barnes
Email: Jbarnes3@unl.edu 
Phone: 402-472-6987 

Primary Contact: 

Kiyomi Deards 
Email: kdeards2@unl.edu 
Phone: 402-472-2554

 

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