The periodic table: Its story and significance

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Thursday 20 July

The Theatre

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  • Credit: Katherine Leedale

Price

Standard £14

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Concession £10

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Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

The periodic table is probably the most famous chart in all of science. But what is its history? How does it relate to quantum physics? And is there an optimal form it should take? UCLA chemist Eric Scerri will investigate.

About the speaker

Eric Scerri is a lecturer in the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California Los Angeles. He is particularly interested in the philosophical aspects of chemistry. He literally wrote the book on the periodic table.

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