The 2023 Christmas Lecture with Kate the Chemist

Location: 105 Jordan Hall of Science

Kate Biberdorf Fire

Unwrap the magic of science at the 2023 Christmas Lecture featuring Kate the Chemist

Dr. Kate Biberdorf is a chemist, science entertainer, and professor at The University of Texas. Through her theatrical and hands-on approach to teaching, Dr. Biberdorf is breaking down the image of the stereotypical scientist, while reaching students who might otherwise be intimidated by science.

Kate the Chemist is the author of the bestseller The Big Book of Experiments, The Awesome Book of Edible Experiments for Kids, the fiction series Kate the Chemist, and the nonfiction book It's Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything.

A dessert reception and book signing will follow Kate the Chemist's presentation. A curated selection of her books will be available to purchase.

All are welcome to attend this free event! Seating is first-come, first-served.

Parking will be available in the Bulla Lot after 5 pm. A free shuttle will run between the Bulla Lot and the Jordan Hall of Science from 6 - 7 pm and from 8:15 - 9 pm. Look for the shuttle signs in the Bulla Lot. View a parking map here

The Christmas Lecture presented by the College of Science aims to inspire in general audiences from age 5 to 105 the curiosity and wonder of scientific inquiry. Modeled after the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lecture series, the College of Science invites a world-renowned scientist to Notre Dame to present a series of lectures for all audiences.