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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.

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.


Fri., Sept. 20, 7 p.m., 2013
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