Jul 18, 2018
Professor Eric Scerri

UCLA chemistry lecturer and author Eric Scerri gives opening plenary lecture at the 22nd International Conference on the Philosophy of Chemistry in Bristol. 

On Monday, July 16, 2018, Scerri gave the morning keynote opening lecture at the conference held at the Pugsley Lecture Theatre at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. The focus of the conference was causation, reasoning and theories in chemistry.   

The International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry (ISPC) is devoted to the international exchange of ideas concerning the philosophical foundations of the chemical sciences and related areas.

Scerri is the founding editor of Foundations of Chemistry, the official journal of the ISPC which publishes peer-reviewed articles on the history and philosophy of chemistry, and chemical education.

In addition to being a world authority on the history and philosophy of the periodic table, Scerri is the author or editor of 11 books and a full-time lecturer in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He was the historical consultant for the 2015 PBS docudrama Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements in which he is interviewed extensively about Mendeleev.

To learn more about Scerri, visit his website.