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Measuring Sweetness: Scientists, Saccharimeters, and Sugar

2110 Taliaferro Hall
Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Deborah Warner from the National Museum of American History discusses the history of sugar in the American diet, economy, politics, and pop culture.

MCHOTSE - Measuring Sweetness

"Scientists, Saccharimeters, and Sugar"

Deborah Warner, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Sugar looms large in the history of the American diet, economy, politics and popular culture. Sugar also exposes relationships between science and technology. This paper shows how scientists responded to government and industry, creating instruments and methods that applied science to practical concerns.

Dr. Warner curates the Physical Sciences Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. She has published extensively on scientific instruments.

Refreshments at 4:00pm; speaker remarks begin at 4:30pm, and a wide-ranging discussion ensues. The series of MCHOTSE monthly colloquia receive financial support from the University Certificate program in Science, Technology and Society.

Contact Dr. Robert Friedel, Dept. of History, for a copy of the pre-circulated paper.

Robert Friedel
301 405 4327
friedel@umd.edu