As part of Carleton University’s Science Café series, Jeff Manthorpe of the Department of Chemistry will present 2019: UNESCO International Year of the Periodic Table of the Elements. The lecture will share insights on the elements in honour of the 150th anniversary of Dmitri Mendeleev’s first periodic table.
When: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 1049 Bank Street, Ottawa
Info: This event is free and open to the public.
Media are invited to attend the event.
In 1869, Mendeleev publicly presented his periodic table for the first time at a meeting of the Russian Chemical Society. The 150 years since have seen fascinating developments in the atomic sciences of chemistry and physics, leading UNESCO to declare 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table.
To celebrate the scientific milestone, this talk will explore Mendeleev’s fascinating character, as well as some of the major scientific and human stories that have advanced the periodic table from fewer than 60 elements to the current 118.
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