DIY Science

Science...all grown up | For adults (18+) only

Sunshine & Green Plants: Using Light to Learn about Life

Friday, September 12, 7 p.m.

Have you ever wondered exactly how plants turn sunlight into chemical energy? Or why you need all those essential minerals in your body? Learn how a UW–Madison researcher uses light and quantum mechanics to unveil how photosynthesis works, and if we could ultimately harvest a plant’s potential to utilize energy from the sun. Perform experiments with high-end equipment that interacts light with matter and see how scientists peer into the atomic world.

Register for DIY Science on September 12

About DIY Science

Hands-on laboratory experiences are not just for kids! Each month, a different activity encourages adult (18+) audiences to put on lab coats, goggles and gloves and get a firsthand sense of cutting-edge research.

Usually held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday evenings, these do-it-yourself labs feature different topics ranging from epigenetics to microfluidics to nanotechnology to rapid prototyping and beyond.

DIY Science is supported by Morgridge Institute for Research, UW–Madison and WARF.