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Additional Faraday Lectures performance added for Dec. 15

Popular lectures, a Salt Lake City holiday tradition, showcase the wonder and power of chemistry.

PHOTO CREDIT: University of Utah Department of Chemistry

Chemistry professor Janis Louie prepares to combust a balloon during a Faraday Lecture.

The University of Utah’s Faraday Lectures, a holiday tradition of spectacular chemistry demonstrations, has added an additional date to accommodate popular demand. Register here for tickets to the Dec. 15 show, beginning at 7 p.m. at the U’s Eyring Chemistry Building auditorium.

The Faraday Lectures are named after 19th-century English chemist Michael Faraday, who presented Christmas Lectures for Children while director of the Royal Institute. Faraday Lectures at the U began in 1981.

This year’s lecture, presented by chemistry professors Janis Louie and Thomas Richmond, is sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and the Curie Club.

Find out more information about the Faraday Lectures, including an at-home version and photos from past lectures, here, and learn about their history at the U in this 2018 interview with Louie and Richmond.

Register for the Dec. 15 show here.