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.

Saturday Science at Discovery is supported by Morgridge Institute for Research, UW–Madison and WARF.