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Megasupramolecules: From Disaster to Discovery

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This event is part of Caltech's Watson Lectures, a series which brings Caltech's most innovative science research to the public.

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Megasupramolecules: From Disaster to Discovery

The events of 9/11 spurred Kornfield’s research team to begin research on polymers that, when added to fuels like gasoline, minimize the risk of explosion when ignited. These polymers, known as megasupramolecules, change the way liquid fuels flow and could help reduce fatalities and injuries from plane crashes, auto accidents, and IED attacks on the battlefield.

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Julia A. Kornfield is Professor of Chemical Engineering in Caltech's Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

About the Watson Lecture Series

Established in 1922, the Earnest C. Watson Lectures bring Caltech’s most innovative scientific research to the public.

The Watson Lectures are named for Earnest C. Watson, a professor of physics at Caltech from 1919 to 1959. Spotlighting a small selection of the pioneering research Caltech’s faculty is currently conducting, the Watson Lectures are geared toward a general audience, as part of Caltech’s ongoing commitment to benefiting the local community through science education.

Watson Lectures are held in Beckman Auditorium on Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Registration via Eventbrite is requested. More information on parking and ADA accommodations can be found at events.caltech.edu.

The full 2019-2020 lecture schedule can be found at caltech.edu/watson.

About Caltech

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges.

Caltech manages JPL for NASA, sending probes to explore the planets of our solar system and quantify changes on our home planet.

Caltech is an independent, privately supported institution with a 124-acre campus in Pasadena, CA. To learn more, visit Caltech.edu.

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