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From the Magic of Chemistry
to the Chemistry of Magic
#magsci
#nosic8, Prullans, 7/6/2018
Miquel Duran @miquelduran
Instit...
#tempsdeflors
#rubikdeflor
Girona, may 2018
Let’s start with an enticing song!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljsUVDOc
YB0
Micro + mini CV
Miquel Duran (@miquelduran aka @quelet)
is professor of Physical Chemistry at the
University of Girona and...
What is a magician?
• An artist that plays the role of a magician (classic
definition)
• A university professor that plays...
ART AND SCIENCE: Dalí
We like to comunicate science using low-
cost procedures in terms of time, energy,
money, ... And attention
• And we love ...
Academic projects
• We think that dissemination/science
communication projects, and also education
innovation projectes, s...
On Open Knowledge
• We advocate the use of Open Knowledge, Open
Science
• We foster good communication skills by our Ph.D....
Clues
• 2015 and 2017 meetings on Science, Magic, and
Education
• 2016, 2017 and 2018 Summer Camp on Magic and
Science, ta...
Magic and Science: the project
• Magic of the Periodic Table (2015)
• Magic of Food (2016)
• Magic of Color (2017)
• WeekD...
Magic and Science?
• Magic useful to understand, engage with, and
promote awareness of, Science.
• Science explains Magic ...
A relevant note here:
• Let’s perform games and tricks where the
secret, if ever revealed, leads to a better
experience th...
The Periodic Table of the
Elements of Yesteryear
Periodic Table being told while
solving a Rubik’s Cube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwzHeRT
ofMk
“Principes de la chimie” 1869
Dmitri Mendeléiev
Periodic Table of the Elements, 2017 Edition
• There are all kinds of Periodic Tables – e.g., that of
Jams – However, they are not actually periodic
Atomic symbols have one or tw
letters
Ge Rb Mo Ag Te La
As Sr Tc Cd I Ce
Se Y Ru In Xe Pr
Br Zr Rh Sn Cs Nd
Kr Nb Pd Sb Ba U
S Sc Fe Ga Te La
Cl Ti Co Cd I Ce
Ar V Ni In Xe Pr
K Cr Cu Sn Cs Nd
Ca Mn Zn Sb Ba Es
O Al Fe Ga Ru La
F Si Co Zr Rh Ce
Ne P Ni Nb Pd Pr
Na Cr Cu Mo Ag Nd
Mg Mn Zn Tc Ba Lv
Be Al Ti Ga Ru I
B Si V Kr Rh Xe
C P Ni Rb Pd Cs
N Ca Cu Sr Ag Nd
Mg Sc Zn Y Te Fl
He Na Ti Ga Mo Sb
Li Si V Se Tc Xe
C P Fe Br Pd Cs
N Ar Co Sr Ag Ce
Ne K Zn Y Sn Pr
H Na Sc Ga Nb Sb
Li Al V As Tc I
B P Mn Br Rh Cs
N Cl Co Rb Ag La
F K Cu Y In Pr
Which chemical element are you?
Which is your element?
Sun, moon, and the planets
What if... You lie a little bit?
Façana de la Passió de la Sagrada Família,
dissenyada per l'escultor Josep Maria
Subirachs, mostra un quadrat màgic d'ordr...
Quasi-magical squares
What about YOU being the actual
magicians?
About your favourite Chemist
• A nice game where your favourite Chemist will help
us find a card freely selected by you.
•...
Looking forward...
• UNESCO International Year of the Periodic Table of
the Elements 2019
• Tetris
• 3-D PTE with cubes, t...
Thank you very much!
http://magsci.eu
Element telling...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2cfju6GTNs
Additional games
• Trip thru the periodic table
• Spelling
• Pb game
• Entropy (metals/nonmetals)
Alumini
Hidroge
n
Sofre
Rubidi Urani Heli
Carboni Estronci Bor
Voyage thru the Periodic Table
Have you ever mixed colors?
Have you ever mixed colors?
http://hesatalentedboy.com/mickey-mouse-chewing-stick/
What is entropy?
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  1. 1. From the Magic of Chemistry to the Chemistry of Magic #magsci #nosic8, Prullans, 7/6/2018 Miquel Duran @miquelduran Institut de Química Computacional i Catàlisi Càtedra de Cultura Científica i Comunicació Digital Universitat de Girona Project co-leader in Madrid @fblascoxyz Current Girona team @judit__torrent @silviasimonr @pepduran
  2. 2. #tempsdeflors #rubikdeflor Girona, may 2018
  3. 3. Let’s start with an enticing song! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljsUVDOc YB0
  4. 4. Micro + mini CV Miquel Duran (@miquelduran aka @quelet) is professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Girona and a researcher in Quantum Chemistry. Fostering Internet tools in science communication, a few years ago a short course in magic opened him an amazing world to connect Magic and Science. He promotes actively Open Knowledge, is friends with MOOCs, organizes TEDxUdG events - and rides an MTB in his leisure time. His preferred quote belongs to "Le Petit Prince": "Tu sais, quand on est tellement triste, on aime les couchers de soleil". And his own “This is me and my digital circumstances. Website: http://miquelduran.net University professor. Research in Quantum Chemistry. Digital Science Communication, Magic and Science, MOOCs, TEDx events, Open Knowledge @miquelduran Wikipedia usuari:quelet
  5. 5. What is a magician? • An artist that plays the role of a magician (classic definition) • A university professor that plays (or does not play a all) the role of a university professor (quantum definition)
  6. 6. ART AND SCIENCE: Dalí
  7. 7. We like to comunicate science using low- cost procedures in terms of time, energy, money, ... And attention • And we love to explain complex concepts in Science (and Chemistry indeed) using metaphors, analoges... And Magic of course • Examples: • Aromaticity • Entropy • Quantum mechanics • EPR entangled pairs • DNA (structure, mutations), proteins
  8. 8. Academic projects • We think that dissemination/science communication projects, and also education innovation projectes, should be similar to hard- research projects: 3 year, competitive, peer- reviewed, assessed. • They should give rise to salary rewards and taken into account in hiring/promotion processes.
  9. 9. On Open Knowledge • We advocate the use of Open Knowledge, Open Science • We foster good communication skills by our Ph.D. students – and all members of the Department of Chemistry. • We try to make intelligent use of Internet tools.
  10. 10. Clues • 2015 and 2017 meetings on Science, Magic, and Education • 2016, 2017 and 2018 Summer Camp on Magic and Science, targeted to high schollers and early science students. • TEDxUdG and TEDxGironaWomen series of events
  11. 11. Magic and Science: the project • Magic of the Periodic Table (2015) • Magic of Food (2016) • Magic of Color (2017) • WeekDayRings (2017) • Magic of Rubik’s Cube (2018) • Magic of the Periodic Table revisited (2019, UNESCO IY) • Collaboration with Dr. Fernando Blasco, Univ Polit Madrid, maths professor and mathemagician.
  12. 12. Magic and Science? • Magic useful to understand, engage with, and promote awareness of, Science. • Science explains Magic – and provides new effects and creates new tools. • Magic allows to improve Communication Skills • Magic increases self-confidence: against fear of rejection and fear of failure • Secrets, Mysteries, and awe
  13. 13. A relevant note here: • Let’s perform games and tricks where the secret, if ever revealed, leads to a better experience that attending the magic performance itself • That’s what mathematics-based tricks are!
  14. 14. The Periodic Table of the Elements of Yesteryear
  15. 15. Periodic Table being told while solving a Rubik’s Cube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwzHeRT ofMk
  16. 16. “Principes de la chimie” 1869 Dmitri Mendeléiev
  17. 17. Periodic Table of the Elements, 2017 Edition
  18. 18. • There are all kinds of Periodic Tables – e.g., that of Jams – However, they are not actually periodic
  19. 19. Atomic symbols have one or tw letters
  20. 20. Ge Rb Mo Ag Te La As Sr Tc Cd I Ce Se Y Ru In Xe Pr Br Zr Rh Sn Cs Nd Kr Nb Pd Sb Ba U
  21. 21. S Sc Fe Ga Te La Cl Ti Co Cd I Ce Ar V Ni In Xe Pr K Cr Cu Sn Cs Nd Ca Mn Zn Sb Ba Es
  22. 22. O Al Fe Ga Ru La F Si Co Zr Rh Ce Ne P Ni Nb Pd Pr Na Cr Cu Mo Ag Nd Mg Mn Zn Tc Ba Lv
  23. 23. Be Al Ti Ga Ru I B Si V Kr Rh Xe C P Ni Rb Pd Cs N Ca Cu Sr Ag Nd Mg Sc Zn Y Te Fl
  24. 24. He Na Ti Ga Mo Sb Li Si V Se Tc Xe C P Fe Br Pd Cs N Ar Co Sr Ag Ce Ne K Zn Y Sn Pr
  25. 25. H Na Sc Ga Nb Sb Li Al V As Tc I B P Mn Br Rh Cs N Cl Co Rb Ag La F K Cu Y In Pr
  26. 26. Which chemical element are you?
  27. 27. Which is your element?
  28. 28. Sun, moon, and the planets
  29. 29. What if... You lie a little bit?
  30. 30. Façana de la Passió de la Sagrada Família, dissenyada per l'escultor Josep Maria Subirachs, mostra un quadrat màgic d'ordre 4
  31. 31. Quasi-magical squares
  32. 32. What about YOU being the actual magicians?
  33. 33. About your favourite Chemist • A nice game where your favourite Chemist will help us find a card freely selected by you. • A classical Martin Gardner mathematics-based trick. [spelling]
  34. 34. Looking forward... • UNESCO International Year of the Periodic Table of the Elements 2019 • Tetris • 3-D PTE with cubes, tetris-like • Connection between PTE and the Rubik’s Cube analog Pyraminx • More adaptations and new magical tricks involving the Table and the Elements
  35. 35. Thank you very much! http://magsci.eu
  36. 36. Element telling... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2cfju6GTNs
  37. 37. Additional games • Trip thru the periodic table • Spelling • Pb game • Entropy (metals/nonmetals)
  38. 38. Alumini Hidroge n Sofre Rubidi Urani Heli Carboni Estronci Bor Voyage thru the Periodic Table
  39. 39. Have you ever mixed colors?
  40. 40. Have you ever mixed colors? http://hesatalentedboy.com/mickey-mouse-chewing-stick/
  41. 41. What is entropy?

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