International Year of the Periodic Table

Past Events

The IYPT Elemental Slam on Capitol Hill

Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. | Tuesday, November 19, 2019featuring Bashir Mohammed, Berkeley LabMore info here.

ACS-NSF Colloquium - Perspectives in Chemistry: 150 Years of the Periodic Table

National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C. | Wednesday, November 20, 2019featuring Jacklyn Gates, Berkeley LabAttend live or online via webinar: registration required.

Teaching the Old Periodic Table New Tricks: Find Out What’s New and Next in Elements R&D at Berkeley Lab

When: Thursday, August 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Where: Lawrence Hall of ScienceWhat: Five Berkeley Lab scientists will give short talks on how their work and the elements they use are driving innovative solutions to some of the nation's most challenging problems in energy, physics, biology, the environment, and beyond.Tickets: FREE, but go here to register and see more details.

Nerd Nite East Bay

Jacklyn Gates, April 29

Learn how six new elements were added to the periodic table in the last seven years, and the techniques scientists use to construct and deduce the physical and chemical properties of new elements from just a few ephemeral atoms. Details.

See the video here.

Nerd Nite San Francisco

Rebecca Abergel, July 17

“Radioactive and Heavy Metals – The Good, the Bad, or the Ugly?”

Exposure to heavily radioactive elements after a nuclear accident is a terrifying thought. But radioactive elements – including some that were created and added to the periodic table by scientists here in the Bay Area – can be used in beneficial medical treatments that work like “nuclear bullets” to target diseased tissue and cancer cells. We’ve also developed chemical tools to remove unwanted radioactive contaminants from our bodies and our environment. Details.