Building New Elements Beyond the Periodic Table
with Dr. Jacklyn Gates
Thursday June 13, 2019
Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM
Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
Space is limited!
Audience will be admitted until the venue reaches capacity.
Join us at Cafe Leila on San Pablo Avenue for an evening of science, conversation, and community. Cafe Leila specializes in fresh California Cuisine and artisanal tea drinks. BYOB (wine and beer) is welcome with purchase of menu item.
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.
Jacklyn Gates is the Group Leader of the Heavy Element Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She earned her PhD in nuclear chemistry in 2008 and spent a year in Germany before returning to the US to join the Heavy Element Group.