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- Faraday Lecture
“Kepler, TESS, and the Exoplanet Revolution”
His lecture entitled “Alternative Medicine Meets Clinical Pharmacy” will define what Integrative Pharmacy is. He will discuss the effects and side-effects of the most common supplements in America and recognize the benefits versus the risks of combining dietary supplements with common prescription medicines. He will also touch upon a new way to look at a ‘homeostasis’ of drugs. supplements, and diet on organs and organ systems utilizing ‘frequency medicine.’
“Shock Compression Science and Spectroscopic Investigations of Highly Energetic Materials”
We have developed a microscope that looks into materials and liquids as they are subjected to controlled high velocity impacts. These impacts generate shock waves that propagate a few kilometers per second, creating intense mechanical and thermal effects that can trigger new kinds of chemistry. One of these impacts can create pressures of 200,000 atm and temperatures of 4000K while compressing matter to half its density. In this talk, I will describe the shock compression microscope and the peripheral high-speed optical diagnostics that measure pressure, temperature, density and composition in real time. I will briefly visit a couple of application such a studying the chemistry of extreme water and shock compression of molecular architectures designed to dissipate shock energy, and then I will discuss shock initiation and detonation of high explosives, including liquid explosives and plastic-bonded explosives, where we fabricate arrays of tiny bombs and push them to detonation while we watch.
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Call for nominations are open for the Pittsburgh Analytical Chemistry Award and the Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award.