Building Blocks of the Material World: Mini-symposium on historical aspects of chemical elements (Utrecht, 23/05/2013)

The Group for the History of Chemistry (CHG) organizes the mini-symposium ‘Building Blocks of the Material World’, which focusses on the history of (chemical) elements.
 
Programme
 
12.30 Opening
 
12.40 Keynote lecture – David Knight (Durham University): Davy and the discovery of chemical elements
 
13.30 Ernst Homburg (Maastricht University): Elements and industry
 
14.10 Christoph Lüthy (Nijmegen University): What shapes do elements have? The illustrated history of a basic dilemma
 
15.20 Henk Kubbinga (Groningen University): Elements, atoms and molecules; from Beeckman to Lavoisier
 
16.00 Carsten Reinhardt (Bielefeld University): Transfer and transformation of physical methods in twentieth-century chemistry
 
Participation is free but in view of catering please register yourself at science.secr.fcc(at)uu.nl
 
Utrecht, May 23, 2013.
 
Went Building (Blue lecture hall), University area ‘De Uithof’ (bus 12 from Utrecht central station).
 
OrganizationProf. Albert Philipse, Chemistry Department (Utrecht University), in collaboration with the History of Chemistry Group (Royal Netherlands Chemical Society).
 

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