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  • Tue
    21
    May
    2019
    8:00 pmSeven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
    Professor Michaele Hardie, Head of Inorganic Chemistry, Leeds University

    What is the most recognisable visual image of scientific data?
    More than pop stars, footballers and models, what posters do science students put on their bedroom walls?
    Where do quiz setters look when they're looking for a few science questions?

    The periodic table is perhaps the most recognisable display of scientific information of all time.

    2019 is the 150th anniversary of Dmitri Mendeleev's first periodic table. Why was it an important breakthrough back in the 1860s? Why does it remain relevant today? Michaele Hardie will explain why the periodic table is much more than a poster on the lab wall and why Mendeleev's insights were important in advancing our understanding of the elements.

    Michaele Hardie is Professor of Supramolecular Chemistry at Leeds University, and head of inorganic chemistry.