Autumn 2016 issue of Resonance now out!

5th issue resonanceThe chemistry department’s semi-annual student-written newsletter features multiple articles on departmental news as well as interest features on the chemistry behind every day phenomena. Don’t miss out on our top tips for new students too.

The theme of the latest issue is famous alumni, and features interviews with the great Helen Sharman, the first Briton in space, and table-tennis Paralympian David Wetherill, both of whom studied in the department. It is also a time for the commemoration of Sir Harry Kroto, Nobel prize winning laureate, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

In departmental news, the joint degree with Nanjing Tech is explored through interviews with the graduate teaching assistants about their experiences teaching in China. A recent guest Chemsoc lecture, given by Dr Parker, discussing the science behind flavour is also reviewed.

This issue’s scientific articles detail the chemistry behind the rise of a cake, the taste of coffee, and finally topical issues surrounding sports. In particular, performance enhancing drugs and how science is advancing athletic performance. Furthermore, the science behind fireworks, volcanoes and the changing colour of leaves are also investigated.

Copies of the issue can be found in the foyer of the Dainton building.