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Uploaded on Feb 23, 2017
Did you ever wonder about those huge explosions you see on TV and at the movies? Surprisingly, despite the 150 years that have passed since Alfred Nobel invented dynamite, much of the science of detonation and explosion that leads up to those explosive spectacles remains a mystery. This talk will lead you on a roller coaster ride through time and space as we watch molecules being crushed and rearranged, liberating the heat and gases that drive the explosion forward to its spectacular conclusion. We will explore various kinds of explosions, what is needed for a detonation, and the current state-of-the-art in experiments and modeling of detonations.
Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. James A. Little Theater New Mexico School for the Deaf 1060 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe
Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque
Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. Los Alamos High School Smith Auditorium 1300 Diamond Dr, Los Alamos