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Lesker U Live Christmas Webinar: Vacuum Science and Technology (Free)
December 14, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am PST
Fourth Annual Christmas Lecture on Vacuum Science and Technology
The tradition of the Christmas lecture began in 1825 at the Royal Institution, in London, long before formal science education was available for the masses. Originated by Michael Faraday, the lectures focused on a single topic and were an opportunity to share the excitement of science with the learned and layperson alike. In this third annual Lesker U Live Christmas lecture we will focus on the wonders of 2,500 years of vacuum science and technology. Vacuum science has increasingly become an enabling technology for many of the incredible technological advances we enjoy in communications, display, medicine, energy conversion, transportation, and the exploration of the universe. In this fun and informative webinar, we will discuss and demonstrate some of the marvels of vacuum technology which make it so ubiquitous in our modern world. The session will also be peppered with live quizzes – just to make sure you are paying attention!
Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Date: Thu, Dec 14, 2023 8:00 AM PST
Expert(s): J.R. Gaines
J.R. Gaines is the Technical Director of Education for the Kurt J. Lesker Company, (Jefferson Hills, PA). The Lesker Company is a global scientific equipment manufacturer supplying materials and tools for vacuum-enabled innovation. Gaines has more than 40 years of experience in the research, development and commercialization of advanced materials technologies including superconductivity, semiconductors, cryogenics, space simulation, energy generation, energy conversion and storage. His experience includes vacuum systems, thin film deposition, inorganic chemistry, nanotechnology, and advanced ceramic processing.