Superheavy Elements: Berkeley’s role in creating the periodic table

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SPEAKER:
KIT CHAPMAN
DATE/TIME:
MON, 09/09/2019 - 4:00PM TO 5:00PM
LOCATION:
3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL
Fall 2019 Colloquium Series
Abstract:

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.

About the Speaker:

Kit Chapman is an award-winning science journalist based in the UK. Previously an editor at Chemistry WorldKit has written for NatureNew Scientist and BBC Science Focus among others. His first book, Superheavy, was published in August 2019.

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