If Walter White's the most famous chemist you can think of, you might be due for a history lesson. Kristin Hendrickson, from ASU's school of chemistry and biochemistry, obliges with her upcoming lecture on one of the first woman scientiests: Maria the Prophetess, a.k.a. Maria the Jewess, a.k.a. Maria, Sister of Moses. Hendrickson will discuss Maria's enduring inventions (ever heard of the bain-marie?), as well as how she experimented with chemical reactions through alchemy and engineering.
6428 S. McClintock Drive
Tempe, AZ 85283
Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies presents the lecture, "Maria the Prophetess: Mother of Alchemy," which begins at 7 p.m. Friday, September 20, at Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 South McClintock Drive, in Tempe. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP and find details at www.motherofalchemy.eventbrite.com.