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The 130th anniversary of liquefaction of permanent gases in Cracow

event-date: 12.04.2013
Place: Collegium Maius

Due to the coming 130th anniversary of liquefaction of air components in Cracow, the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Computer Sciences, together with the Faculty of Chemistry and the Jagiellonian University Museum, will organise commemorative celebrations in form of exhibitions, lectures and demonstrations. The celebrations will be open at 12th April 2013 in Collegium Maius.

Following lectures will be held during the inauguration:

Dr hab. P. F. Góra – Zygmunt Wróblewski, a pioneer of cryophysics

Prof. Dr hab. Andrzej Kotarba – Karol Olszewski – a life of commitment to chemistry

Dr Ewa Wyka – Instruments in the laboratory of Prof. K. Olszewski as kept in the Jagiellonian University Museum's collection

In the Collegium Maius courtyard,  demonstrations of cryogenic experiments will be held by Dr Marek Gołąb from 10.15 to 13.

The 130th jubilee of liquefaction of permanent gases will include lectures on the subject and demonstration of experiments in the Faculty of Chemistry and the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Computer Sciences. Additionally, exhibitions will be available in halls of each faculty building.

 

Celebrations schedule in Collegium Maius:

 

12th April

10.00 – opening

Dr hab. P. F. Góra – Zygmunt Wróblewski, a pioneer of cryophysics

Prof. Dr hab. Andrzej Kotarba – Karol Olszewski – a life of commitment to chemistry

Dr Ewa Wyka – Instruments in the laboratory of Prof. K. Olszewski kept in the Jagiellonian University Museum's collection

10.15 – 13.00 – Cryogenic demonstrations – Dr Marek Gołąb

  • Adiabatic decompression – dry ice,
  • Shrinking balloons,
  • Solidification of nitrogen,
  • Evaporation of nitrogen – an exploding balloon,
  • Vapor explosion,
  • Porcelain roses and more,
  • Liquefaction of atmospheric oxygen,
  • Amazing magnetism of oxygen,
  • Conductor resistance in low temperatures,
  • Superconductor levitation.

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Published Date: 03.04.2013
Published by: Paweł Siemianowski