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Superheavy Elements: Berkeley’s role in creating the periodic table
September 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The thrilling history of creating elements past uranium – from the first steps during the Manhattan Project to the modern experiments rewriting our understanding of the chemical world. From flying planes into mushroom clouds to some of the most powerful research machines in the world, this will reshape everything you think you know about scientific discovery.
Kit Chapman is an award-winning science journalist based in the UK. Previously an editor at Chemistry World, Kit has written for Nature, New Scientist and BBC Science Focus among others. His first book, Superheavy, was published in August 2019.