The community is invited to join the Bradbury Science Museum and Los Alamos Creative District for Science On Tap at 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 17, at projectY cowork in Central Park Square.
This On Tap will feature a conservation with Antonio Redondo about the use of super-computer simulations in the study of chemical processes.
Many are familiar with the M&M’s tagline, “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand,” but most don’t give much thought to the science responsible for that crunchy candy shell. At Los Alamos, however, researchers with the Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation are very curious about just that.
No, the Lab’s national security mission hasn’t changed and making sweet treats isn’t its new priority. Anticipating and solving national security challenges through scientific excellence continue to drive research and innovation at Los Alamos, where an interesting collaboration with Mars, Incorporated offers scientists a novel opportunity to study sucrose crystallization. Using advanced computer-modeling capabilities available here in Los Alamos, researchers led by Redondo are modeling the sucrose-crystallization process to learn more about the material’s structural and behavioral characteristics, which may provide crucial information about other, more mission-focused materials used at the Lab.
About the On Tap Series
On Tap is a series of discussions hosted in downtown Los Alamos. Each month features one On Tap with a rotating theme. The Pajarito Environmental Education Center partners with the Creative District to host Nature On Tap. The Los Alamos Historical Society and Fuller Lodge Art Center host History and Art On Tap, respectively. The Bradbury Science Museum hosts Science On Tap every month.
Registration for this event is not required. Admission is free. UnQuarked Wine Room by Sirphey offers a wide selection of wines and beers on tap.