Apr 30, 2019
Dr. Eric Scerri
UCLA chemistry lecturer and author Eric Scerri discusses his passion for the periodic table in new UCLA College video.
A world authority on the history and philosophy of the periodic table, Scerri has a busy year ahead of him during this the 150th anniversary of the periodic table. So far he has been invited to give lectures during the summer vacation in a dozen countries, he discussed the period table in an hour-long Future Tech Podcast interview and, in a recent issue of the Daily Bruin, he was interviewed about the debate on the arrangement of periodic table.
Scerri is the author or editor of twelve books and a full-time lecturer in the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the international journal Foundations of Chemistry which covers the history and philosophy of chemistry, and chemical education. He was the historical consultant for the 2015 PBS docudrama Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements in which he is interviewed extensively about the creator of the periodic table, Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev. To learn more about Scerri, visit his website.
Article by Penny Jennings, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, penny@chem.ucla.edu.