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The elements of chemistry

Prize lecture

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

Overview

Join Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff for a whirlwind tour among the chemical elements that have played an important role in his scientific career and have led him to champion greener more sustainable ways of making the chemicals which we all need to maintain our quality of life.

Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff CBE FREng FRS

Sir Martyn is a professor of chemistry who works at the interface of chemistry and engineering, a role that has led him to work with more than half of the stable elements of the Periodic Table.   

In this lecture, Sir Martyn will show how the relationship between a chemist and the elements is more complicated and more personal than you might imagine. He will describe how his involvement with different elements has been very varied. Some elements he has known a long time while others have passed fleetingly through his lab in Nottingham, but all have played important roles in his work.

This event is the 2019 Michael Faraday Prize and Lecture, which is awarded to a practicing scientist or engineering who demonstrates excellence in the field of scientific public engagement.

Attending this event

  • Free to attend
  • No registration required, seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • This event may be popular and entry cannot be guaranteed
  • Live subtitles and BSL interpretation will be provided for this event
  • Please note, this event will be filmed as a livestream broadcast. You can watch the livestream on this page when the event starts
  • Travel and accessibility information

For all enquiries, please contact events@royalsociety.org.

Event video

The elements of chemistry

Join Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff for a whirlwind tour among the chemical elements that have played an important role in his scientific career.

The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK
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