Fire and Flames

18 September 2017

The ANU recently hosted the world renowned science communicator Dr Peter Wothers of Cambridge University, who gave a series of free science demonstrations titled Burning Issues: The Chemistry of Fire and Flame.

The interactive shows focussed on a series of principles and misconceptions about everyday chemicals and gases, illustrating key concepts about combustion.

Over a thousand people enjoyed the demonstrations over the week of shows, which appealed to both young curious minds and amateur scientists.