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IGnite: Research Stories to Inspire Generations

Thursday, January 30, 2020
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Central Branch, 130 Johnson St, Kingston, ON K7L 1X8
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Come and be inspired by the exciting demonstrations of research and stories of discovery from researchers across many fields at Queen’s University. IGnite showcases a variety of ways that research is expanding our technology and understanding of the world! Come and be entertained, informed, and with any luck, inspired to pursue your own lines of research and discovery!

Ask any Nobel Prize winner “How did you get interested in *blank*?” and they’ll tell you about some event in their teens that sparked a curiosity inside them that never went away. Eventually, that curiosity grows from a flickering match to a shining star, leading to questions that nobody has answers to. IGnite hopes to be that spark, spreading inspiration through your family and our brilliant Kingston community.

On January 30th, 2020, at Kingston & Frontenac Public Library’s Central Branch (130 Johnson St.) IGnite will start at 6:30pm with a pre-reception on the top floor of the Library with demonstrations from Queen’s and Kingston partners. Then Physics Professor Chen will discuss “What Lurks Beneath: Neutrino Clues to Earth's (Chemical) Origin" on how the Nobel Prize-winning SNO experiment sees radiation from Earth's centre. Chemistry Professor Crudden will discuss “Why are molecules right or left handed, and why does it matter?" on how our bodies and the materials we interact with have particular 'handedness' that make all the difference whether they work as intended, do nothing, or possibly cause harm.

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