The new chemistry of the elements

Scientific discussion meeting in conjunction with the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina organised by Professor Peter Edwards FRS, Professor Nicholas Long, Professor Anthony Cheetham FRS, Professor Bernt Krebs, Professor Paul Raithby and Professor Martin Schroder

Event details

This discussion meeting – the first-ever linking the Royal Society and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina – will confirm that the Periodic Table not only represents the best way of mastering the fascinating and diverse science and technology of the chemical elements, but also continues to inspire new science, thinking and avenues of multidisciplinary research through 'The new chemistry of the elements'.

The Periodic Table of the chemical elements continues to be the most fundamental natural system of classification ever devised.

Biographies of the organisers and speakers are available below, and you can download the draft programme. Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the event and the papers will be published in a future issue of Philosophical Transactions A.

This meeting is immediately followed by a related satellite meeting at the Royal Society at Chicheley Hall, home of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre.

Attending this event

This event is intended for researchers in relevant fields and is free to attend. There are a limited number of places and registration is essential. An optional lunch is offered and should be booked during registration (all major credit cards accepted).

Enquiries: Contact the events team

The new chemistry of the elements 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

Session 1: Evolution of the modern Periodic Table

Session 2: Biological and biomedical chemistry of the elements

Session 3: Materials chemistry of the elements

Session 4: Catalytic chemistry of the elements

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