Ainissa Ramirez (click for biography), Author of The Alchemy of Us
Often when we talk about compounds and substances, the conversation usually focuses on how chemists and materials scientists synthesized them. In this talk, materials scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez will discuss
how simple materials and the inventions they enabled shaped society. Based on her new book The Alchemy of Us,
she will show how everyday inventions had a hand in shaping language, politics and even our bodies.