Science Café: Crisis in Syria: The Science behind Sarin

Event Date: 
03.04.14

7:00 p.m. • Tuesday, March 4th

"Crisis in Syria:  The Science behind Sarin" 

Speaker:  Ryan Yoder
Department of Chemistry, The Ohio State University

Currently, an ongoing political crisis revolves around the removal of Syria’s chemical weapons after the use of sarin gas against civilians in 2013.  But, why is it that sarin is so dangerously deadly?  Learn how sarin works and why similar compounds are an ongoing threat to both military and civilian populations.  Also, find out how researchers at Ohio State are contributing to the search for a solution to combat exposure to these chemical warfare agents.

The Warehouse, 320 W. Center Street Marion, OH 43302

Note for those attending Science Cafe:  We will meet in the large room in the back of the Warehouse.  Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the Warehouse menu.  Please arrive earlier if you would like to eat dinner prior to the presentation.