A day in the life of a cyrogenic engineer at MIT

April 12, 2021 6:00 pm
April 12, 2021 6:30 pm
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If you are a cryogenic engineer you are interested in how materials behave at ultra-cold temperatures. Join cryogenic engineer Dhananjay Ravikumar for a virtually interactive look into what actually makes his job at MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center so “cool.” In the process, watch the effects of liquid nitrogen on substances you might encounter in your day-to-day lives (like the veggies in your salad). You can also get a peek into the curious world of “superfluids,” which spontaneously flow out of containers, act as if they have no friction and can even flow through the container that’s holding it! 
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    Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States, is a madcap celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive, and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    For the 2021 Festival, we will host a month-long celebration of STEAM in our community with an overarching theme of gratitude and appreciation. During the month of April 2021, we will showcase creative digital and virtual entries from our rich STEAM community.

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