East Bay Science Cafe - Building New Elements: Beyond the Periodic Table

Presentation | June 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Jacklyn Gates, Group Leader of the Heavy Element Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab


Like modern day and much more scientific alchemists, nuclear chemists work to construct elements that don’t exist on earth but may reside on proton-packed Islands of Stability off the far end of the periodic table, where these new heaviest elements could be long lived. Learn how six new elements were added to the periodic table in the last seven years, and the techniques scientists use to construct and deduce the physical and chemical properties of new elements from just a few ephemeral atoms.

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

 All Audiences

 All Audiences

 Food and Drink available for purchase.


Berkeley Lab Scientists Jackie Gates, left, and Kenneth Gregorich work on FIONA, a new device at the Lab’s 88-Inch Cyclotron. (Credit: Marilyn Chung/Berkeley Lab)