The Superheavy Story: Adventures at the Edge of the Periodic Table

September 17, 3:00-4:00 PM

Fishbowl Forum at the D. H. Hill, Jr. Library

Admission is free and open to the public.

Kit Chapman will tell 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 discussion will reshape everything you think you know about scientific discovery. Kit will also discuss his own path to becoming an author and science journalist, and give tips and advice for those who want to write their own scientific tales. This talk will be aimed at an audience with a high school-level familiarity of chemistry and its and concepts – no prior expertise is necessary.

Speaker Bio: Kit Chapman is an award-winning science journalist and broadcaster. He was appointed comment editor for Chemistry World, the official magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Chapman also writes for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph and has appeared as an expert for the BBC and Sky News.

This program is co-sponsored by NC State’s Department of Chemistry and the University Libraries.