Researchers had attempted to systematise the known elements prior to Mendeleev, but his table was the one that took off and is known today. In this talk, Dr Stephen Ashworth (UEA, Kitchen Chemistry) looks at some of those early attempts and considers why we honour Mendeleev’s approach, in particular. He shows how the periodic table has subsequently developed and reviews some alternative imaginings of the table.
Dr Stephen H. Ashworth was schooled in Norwich before studying chemistry as both undergraduate and graduate at Oxford University. He has had postdoctoral experience in Boulder, Colorado, (CU Boulder and NIST) and in Berlin, Germany at the Max-Born Institute. He returned to the UK to work at Bristol University after which he moved to the University of East Anglia (UEA) where he has been ever since. Over the last twenty years he has, however, developed an international reputation as a science communicator and regularly travels the world with his science shows, such as “Kitchen Chemistry”.
Thursday 24 October
Venue: The Forum, Auditorium
Cost: Free, booking required
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