Department of Physics Seminar Series: Werner Kaminsky
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 3:15pm

SB1 107, 1025 SW Mill Street
Free and open to the public
Light refreshments will be served


Werner Kaminsky
Department of Chemistry
University of Washington
“Great X (-ray) spectations”


Providing X-ray structures to the chemistry department at the University of Washington, Seattle, as well as local businesses, offers the rare opportunity to participate in many different research projects. Our lab also serves other research institutions for the lack of their own facilities. Those small molecule structures we provide have made many publications and especially grant proposals competitive and thus pay for themselves.  Although many structures turn out as expected, which in general is not spectacular to say the least, there are occasionally findings that spice up a crystallographer's life. The presentation will show how submissions of crystals are treated including the basic background needed to understand three example structures: the molecule of a quantum dot, a structure relating malaria medicine to photography, and hop derivatives involved in the science of brewing beer.


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