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Huntington University to host two upcoming science seminars

Huntington, Ind. - Huntington University will host two upcoming seminars to inform as well as provide demonstrations about the wonderful world of science.

Theodore Gray from Wolfram Research and Max Whitby from RGB Research will present a science demonstration lecture at 4 p.m. Nov. 11 in Hiner Hall of the Science Hall on campus.

Gray is the author of "The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe" and has been the author of the "Gray Matter Column" in Popular Science since 2003. Gray is known for performing demonstrations such as dipping a hand in liquid nitrogen and other feats. Gray is also co-founder Wolfram Research Inc. and has worked with Stephen Wolfram in pioneering Mathematica software innovations since 1987.

Max Whitby is a filmmaker and a scientist who has directed or produced nearly 100 films, including numerous Horizon and Nova documentaries. Whitby has produced one of the largest bird and insect video libraries in the world. Through RGB Research Ltd., his London-based scientific research and communications business, he collaborates with Gray to produce elaborate periodic table displays with real samples of natural elements. Whitby and Gray are both founders of Touch Press, an ebook publishing company pioneering the iPad application "The Elements: A Visual Exploration."

A second seminar on computer science will be presented at 4 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Science Hall, Room 125. Jeff Hollandsworth, software developer and database administrator for International Vending Management in Indianapolis, will give a presentation titled "An HU Computer Grad: Where Is He Now?" Hollandsworth is a 2005 computer science graduate from Huntington University.

These seminars are presented as part of the Gerald D. Smith Lecture Series in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences. They are free and open to the public.