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Sunday, May 1 @5 pm
Planetarium show: Distant Worlds- Alien Life?
WSU Pullman - Sloan Hall

“Distant Worlds – Alien Life?” explores the possibility of life on other planets. It gives the limits of biology as we know it, then intersects those constraints with what we know about Milky Way exoplanets. Imaginative visualizations of possible life forms are animated in a fulldome experience.

Thursday, May 5 @10 am
Chemistry proposal defense — Nate Buzitis, chemistry PhD student
Workshop / Seminar
WSU Pullman - Fulmer Hall

Recent developments in the production of microdroplets have demonstrated that chemical reactions can be accelerated by orders of magnitude. While the exact reasoning of kinetic increase is not fully known, very little research has occurred for inorganic reactions within microdroplets. In conjunction with a recently constructed ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS) system, kinetic information and stability constants can be determined for the products of microdroplet reactions. IM-MS allows for increased confidence in the determination of the collisional-cross section (CCS) as well as the mobility of the ion.