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Science on Tap with Antonio Redondo

Jun 17, 2019 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
projectY cowork
150 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Antonio Redondo
Stacy Baker
(505) 664-0244
Public Event
Antonio Redondo

Event Description

A conversation with Antonio Redondo about the use of super-computer simulations in the study of chemical processes.

Most of us are familiar with the M&M’s tagline, “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand,” but I’m guessing most of us 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 Antonio 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. 

For more information about the Feynman Center, materials-science research at Los Alamos, and this unusual partnership, please join us at projectY cowork for Science on Tap on Monday, June 17, from 5:30–7:00.

In honor of 2019 being the International Year of the Periodic Table, the American Chemical Society, Central New Mexico Section, will provide light refreshments catered by Sirphey.