Materials for the Next Millennium
Mary Anne White
The various ages of humanity - the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron
Age - have been characterized by the materials they introduced. In this
century, new materials have again changed the way we live, allowing the
invention of the transistor, fibre optics for telecommunications, and
even the permapress shirt. How will future materials affect our lives?
Come and join us for a lively discussion and demonstration of some of
these chemical possibilities.
Mary Anne White is Killam Research Professor in Materials Science, and
also Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics at Dalhousie University
in Halifax. She is internationally known for her research concerning thermal
properties of materials. An award-winning teacher and researcher, she
is also interested in science for the general public (with many contributions
to Quirks and Quarks and the Discovery Channel). She has been a member
of many NSERC committees (currently on the Physical and Analytical Chemistry
Grant Selection Committee) and is a member of the Board of Directors of
Canada Foundation for Innovation.
DATE: Thursday, February 11, 1999 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am