The Apprentice program are small, hands-on workshops in which enthusiastic renowned scientists in interesting fields educate the curious. Examples of soft matter—things easily deformed by changes in temperature—are all around us, including milk and butter. Chemists and physicists are intrigued by the unique properties of these materials. How can fat and water, which are clear and don’t mix, combine to form white, creamy milk? Using lasers and holograms (yes, you read that correctly), NYU physics professor David Grier and NYU chemistry professor Kent Kirshenbaum lead a fun and futuristic workshop showcasing how we can make and manipulate these fascinating everyday materials.
This is a drop-off workshop where young scientists learn directly from leading scientists, technologists, and innovators. Ages: 3rd grade and above.
This program is supported by the Bezos Family Foundation.