Having a Blast at the Oxfordshire Science Festival
Tuesday 28 June 2016
The liquid nitrogen demonstration was a highlight of the show. Credit: Ashley Carley View full-size image
ISIS dazzled an audience of 70 last weekend at a family show at the Oxfordshire Science Festival.
Lewis Owen, with the help of his glamourous assistant Giles Flowitt-Hill - both PhD students in the Crystallography group – presented the Flash Bang Chemistry Show at the Story Museum in Oxford. Using hydrogen bubbles, liquid nitrogen clouds, colourful flames and even some ‘elephant toothpaste’, they explored concepts such as spectroscopy and diffraction that underpin the important work ISIS does. Finally, they made sure they went out with a bang, by setting their Whoosh Bottle alight (pictured), to the delight of the crowd!