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St Catharine's opens new exhibition celebrating 150 years of the Periodic Table

12.03.19 18:12

Today (12 March) St Catharine’s opened a new exhibition to mark the International Year of the Periodic Table.

The exhibition, which is open to the public every day from 9am – 5pm until Friday 5 April, was formally opened by Professor Yuri Oganessian, who gave a lecture entitled ‘Newcomers in the Table of Chemical Elements’ as part of the University Science Festival. Professor Oganessian, who is the only living person to have an element named after them, then formally completed a newly commissioned work of art based on a 1920 German design of the Periodic Table, adding a personalised tile representing his element.

This artwork is one of the key pieces in the exhibition, alongside historic versions of the periodic table, laser-etched glass, and a macramé version of the table containing more than 180,000 knots. For full details of the exhibition, please click here. Please do come and visit this unique exhibition, and learn all about 150 years of the Periodic Table.