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UConn Physicist Nora Berrah to Speak on 'The Exciting World of Molecules: An Image From Within Using Light Sources and Free Electron Lasers' at Brookhaven Lab on Thursday, 4/26

Nora Berrah

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Professor Nora Berrah, chair of the University of Connecticut Physics Department, will speak on fascinating aspects of the molecular world at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory on Thursday, April 26, at 4 p.m. in the Physics Large Seminar Room (Bldg. 510). Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m. Hosted by  Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) as part of their speaker series and sponsored by Brookhaven Science Associates, the event is free and open to the public. All visitors to the Laboratory age 16 and older must bring a photo I.D.

About the Talk

All that surrounds us is ultimately made of atoms and molecules; these materials are not static—they are dynamic and move. Berrah uses x-rays from light sources and free electron lasers (FELs) to study how they move, why they move, and what it means to us.

Berrah will speak about her recent studies on fullerenes, a molecule that may be used for drug delivery systems to the body, in lubricants, and as catalysts.

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She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Davisson-Germer Prize from the American Physical Society. Berrah is also an active member of COACh, an organization that is working to increase the number of women scientists and engineers, and the success of their careers, through innovative programs and strategies.

About BWIS

Brookhaven Women in Science (BWIS) is a diverse and inclusive community that promotes equal opportunity and advancement for all women in support of world-class science. BWIS is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit funded by Brookhaven Science Associates and membership dues.

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