—Crazy Christmas chemistry “” The advent of chemistry Some people can get awfully carried away with chemistry; others, with Christmas. Getting carried away with both together—think booming explosions and flashes of light overlain with “Jingle Bells” music—and you have the mind-set enjoyed by Norwegian chemists Magne Olav Sydnes and his aptly named lab partner Inge Christ. From their laboratory in Norway’s University of Stavanger, just a sleigh ride from Father Christmas’s toy factory in the North Pole, the two chemists have been in a festive scientific frenzy putting together a video Advent calendar of chemistry experiments to share on YouTube this Christmas. Sydnes, associate professor for the Department of Chemistry, Bioscience, and Environmental Engineering, and Christ—no, not that one—who is a professor of chemistry, plan to publish a two-minute fun chemistry video every day until Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.
by Alex Scott |
December 02, 2018