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Mauve: A color that changed fashion, science, medicine, and history

$16.00 USD

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Join us for this exceptional Café Culturel on January 27 at 6:30 pm. Joseph Gal, PhD. Professor at the University of Colorado will present his findings about the color Mauve, a color that revolutionized science, pharmaceuticals, and medicine. 

A brief outline: In 1856 William Perkin, an 18-year-old chemistry student in London, attempted to prepare quinine in the laboratory. Quinine, a natural product, was the only effective drug against malaria at the time. Perkin’s attempt failed but it led to the invention of mauve, a synthetic dye. The invention made a great impact in the world of dyes, colors, and fashion, and revolutionized science, pharmaceuticals, and medicine.

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The presentation will be in English with visual slides in French. 

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