26 January 2015

Prof Andrea Sella - Terra Rara: the Elementary Unknown Sea

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SCI's London Group in partnership with UCL's Chemical Physical Society

UCL, London

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Synopsis
The rare earth elements made an unexpected appearance in the international news between 2010 and 2013 and featured prominently in discussions of international geopolitics. How could fourteen elements that most people have never heard of be so important? And why are they no longer newsworthy now? This is the story of the rare earths, of why they were so hard to discover and why they are so important in our world; it is a cautionary tale about the perils of not backing up your data and thinking you can get rich quick.
Venue and Contact

UCL

Department of Chemistry
University College London
20 Gordon Street
London, WC1H 0AJ 
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The lecture will be preceded by tea/coffee in the Nyholm room and followed by a Mixer in the Nyholm Room.

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