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Auburn chemical engineer to link art and science in talk at Jule Collins Smith Museum

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AUBURN – Virginia Davis, an associate professor in Auburn’s Department of Chemical Engineering, will present the public lecture, “The History and Future of Nanotechnology in Art,” Thursday, March 24, from 5-7 p.m. at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University.

In her talk, Davis will discuss how the size and shape of particles determine color, and how recent scientific advances help us understand not only phenomena such as the iridescence of butterfly wings, but also practical applications such as how to make more durable paint.

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