11 September 2015
SCI's Thames and Kennet Regional Group
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This talk will be delivered by Dr Eric Scerri of UCLA.
The periodic table of the elements has always been a scientific icon. More recently it has also become something of a cultural icon and has been appropriated by everyone from artists to advertisers through to pranksters. The lecture will examine the historical origins of the periodic table, its quantum mechanical foundations and its philosophical significance. It will also consider recent and continuing controversies such as the placement of hydrogen and helium within the system and the make-up of group 3 of the periodic table. The speaker is the world's leading expert and author on these matters and a chemistry lecturer at UCLA.
Dr Scerri’s books will also be on sale which he will be very happy to sign. See website.
Tel: +44 (0) 1483 291713
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