Explain it like I’m 5 – Alexandra Antunes

Facebook Live

How are magic potions made?

With a cauldron or a chemical reaction? With exotic ingredients like bat wings, or with molecules? What is a molecule? Is medicine a potion? How to turn molecules into medicines? What happens when we take a medicine and how can we take it safely?

On Saturday, 24th July, at 11:00, Alexandra Antunes, researcher at Centro de Química Estrutural (CQE) and Chemistry professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, will go live on Técnico facebook to answer these questions.

Please send us your questions ahead of time to or join us live on Facebook.

Explain it like I’m 5 – talks at Técnico for children and other curious people of all ages” is designed for young people, opening a door to get to know Técnico research and to ask our scientists a question- even at a distance. Older people can come as well, if the children let them. The talks take place on Saturdays live on Facebook and can be watched later.

24th July 2021, 11:00-12:00
Alexandra Antunes, Centro de Química Estrutural (CQE).

Next talk: 25th September 2021, 11:00-12:00
Inês Lynce, Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores, Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (INESC-ID)

Past talks available at

These talks are organised by the Science Communication Group at Técnico – “ComunicaCiencia”.

Science Communication Group – Research Units

Centre for Mathematical Analysis, Geometry, and Dynamical Systems (CAMGSD)
Marine, Environment and Technology Center (MARETEC)
Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (C2TN)
Centre for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research (IN+)
Center for Functional Analysis, Linear Structures and Applications (CEAFEL)
Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering (CENTEC)
Centre for Management Studies (CEG-IST)
Center of Physics and Engineering of Advanced Materials (CeFEMA)
Centre for Theoretical Particle Physics (CFTP)
Center for Computational and Stochastic Mathematics (CEMAT)
Centro de Química Estrutural (CQE)
Centro de Recursos Naturais e Ambiente (CERENA)
INESC Microsystems and Nanotechnologies (INESC-MN)
Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences (iBB)
Mechanical Engineering Institute (IDMEC)
Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores – Investigação e Desenvolvimento em Lisboa (INESC-ID)
Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN)
Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR-Lisboa)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT)
Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability (CERIS)
Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics (LIP).