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Age Guidance 8-11 Years

Meet Dr Jonathan Hare, physicist, science communicator and television presenter. He was one of the first people to make and extract C60 Buckminsterfullerene, the football shaped molecule and one of the presenters on the BBC Rough Science series.

Learn all about the amazing Nobel Prize winning football shaped C60 molecule and construct a molecular model for yourself. This workshop deals with the discovery, structure and properties of C60, Buckminsterfullerene (work which lead to the 1996 Nobel Prize for Chemistry). C60 is the head of a family of amazing carbon structures – the fullerenes. Jonathan Hare was part of the pioneering Sussex team that developed ways of making the Fullerenes. The workshop takes us from the tiny world of atoms to the vast world of astronomy. We shall also explore some simple maths connecting the symmetrical objects that we come across along the way.

Please note: the deadline for signing up for this session is 17th May. A kit will be mailed out to you for use during the session. (Sorry, this is only available for UK mainland postal addresses.) The cost of this workshop includes postage and packaging incurred for sending the kit to you.

You do not need to have attended the taster session to sign up to this workshop. If you didn’t attend the taster session and would like to find out more, please contact the provider through us at events@potentialplusuk.org.

The workshop will be held online as a zoom meeting. You will be sent a meeting ID and password before the session starts, usually the evening before or first thing in the morning.

Please book a ticket for every child who will be in attendance at the session.


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