THERE WILL BE LIGHT – Lake Superior State University chemistry student Jordan Burton demonstrates solutions that give off vibrant colors when irradiated by invisible ultraviolet light. His solutions contain a mind-numbing number of electrons that temporarily get bumped into higher orbits around their parent atoms. Light — specifically visible fluorescence — is given off when the electrons relax back down into their original, preferred orbits. Lake State's chemistry students and their environmental science colleagues will share senior thesis research findings on Dec. 6, 2-4 p.m., and Dec. 7, 9:30-noon, in LSSU's Crawford Hall. The public is welcome to attend. (LSSU/Drew Putvin)
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, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail
, 635-2315; Prof. Christopher L. Heth, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, e-mail