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Recorded: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
National Academy of Sciences Building, Washington, DC
This ACS/NSF colloquium was held on Wednesday, November 20 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The event was generously supported by a grant (CHE-1937824) from the National Science Foundation. To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, prominent scientists shared their perspectives on the history of the periodic table, discoveries that have shaped society, current trends in chemistry research, and opportunities that will impact the future. Presentations were followed by a panel discussion.
The colloquium began with a discussion of Dmitri Mendeleev and the history of the periodic table, and its continuing development.
David Lewis, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Jacklyn Gates, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Speakers discussed the role of the periodic table in creating green and sustainable chemistry processes and its role in today's energy storage and synthesis.
Jeannette Garcia, IBM
Amy Prieto, Colorado State University
Eugene Chen, Colorado State University
Malika Jeffries-El, Boston University
Speakers in this segment of the colloquium discussed the future of throughput experimentation and automation, quantum computing and chemical engineering.
Martin Burke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ryan Babbush, Google
Gary Molander, University of Pennsylvania
Eric Kaler, University of Minnesota
The colloquium speakers answered questions from the audience and discussed challenges to diversifying the chemistry enterprise.