Science On Tap: Building Tiny Structures – Two Photons At A Time

Los Alamos Creative District News:

The next Science On Tap meets 5:30-7 p.m. May 21 at UnQuarked -The Wine room, 145 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.

Matthew Herman, of the Lab’s Engineered Materials group, will talk about “two-photon polymerization,” a form of 3-D printing, where an object is built within a chemically photo-reactive material using ultrashort laser pulses. Building an object, only a couple of photons at a time, means items can be constructed with fine detail.

Items manufactured this way could benefit everything from high-energy physics to the production of tiny scaffolding that would allow cells to grow in a 3-D environment that’s much closer to nature.

The American Chemical Society, Central New Mexico Local Section, will provide light refreshments for this talk.

Benefit for Bradbury Science Museum Association members

Bring your Bradbury Science Museum Association membership card (or join on the spot—at very reasonable rates) and get $1 off your food and/or drink during Science On Tap.

Science On Tap is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District and hosted by the Bradbury Science Museum. The On Tap series begins each evening with an informal 10-15 minute lecture followed by a lively group discussion. All ages are welcome, and the event is free.  On Tap is a way for people to get out and about in the community, learn something new, and meet people with similar interests. The “On Tap” series happens twice a month. The discussions are supported by Bradbury Science Museum, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos Historical Society and PEEC at The Nature Center.

The Los Alamos Creative District is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization.  LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, projectY cowork Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Research Park.

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