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PubSci: The Cutting Edge of Chemistry

Brookhaven Lab scientists and collaborators to discuss advanced fuels, catalysts and energy research

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PubSci, Brookhaven National Laboratory's science café and conversation series, is bringing the periodic table to the pub, with an event on November 15 entitled, "The Cutting Edge of Chemistry and the Reactions Powering the World." The evening will include discussion and a Q&A with chemists and material scientists on the world of catalysts and clean fuels, including:

  • How much energy can we squeeze out of the periodic table?
  • How do we study catalysts in real time?
  • How does understanding chemical reactions help us design advanced fuels?

All are welcome to come, join the conversation, and talk about science in plain language with: 

PubSci People
  • Sanjaya Senanayake, Associate Chemist, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Eric Stach, Group Leader, Electron Microscopy, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Ashleigh Baber, Assistant Professor, James Madison University

Brewology in Port Jefferson will provide a casual setting for this conversation on cutting-edge techniques for designing and imaging the nanoscale reactions that power our world. Admission is free, and seating is first come, first served.

WHEN: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

WHERE: Brewology, 201 Main St, Port Jefferson, NY 11777

DETAILS: PubSci is a quarterly science café presented by Brookhaven National Laboratory's Community and Stakeholder Relations Office. PubSci brings expert scientists to public venues to discuss cutting-edge topics and research in an informal setting.

To download the PubSci poster or let us know you're coming (RSVPs do not guarantee seats, but you'll get a bonus raffle ticket), please visit:

Media interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Tara Sheils,, (631) 344-2400 or Chelsea Whyte,, (631) 344-8671.

Brookhaven National Laboratory is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy. The Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit

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