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


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
3:00pm to 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2019-09-17 15:00:00 2019-09-17 15:00:00 Fishbowl Forum at the D. H. Hill, Jr. Library


Event Description

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.

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-presented by NC State's Department of Chemistry and the Public Science Cluster.

Contact Information

Marian Fragola

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.


If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Marian Fragola at or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.

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