Μartyn Poliakoff | Turn the Periodic Table upside down!5 March, 2021 News
Could turning the periodic table on its head make some important aspects easier to understand and enthuse more people to study chemistry? Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff believes it could!
In his special talk “Turn the Periodic Table upside down!” at the Athens Science Virtual Festival, the world-renowned professor and global leader in the field of green chemistry will explore how does looking at something from a new viewpoint gives rise to new ideas and create some new thinking.
In addition, Professor Poliakoff will talk about how he was inspired to become a chemist and how he sees the field of green chemistry developing in the future.
The discussion will be moderated by Stratos Asimellis and Eleni Venardou.
Martyn Poliakoff is a global leader in the field of green chemistry with a specific interest in the applications of supercritical fluids. He is a Research Professor in Chemistry at the University of Nottingham, where he started as a Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry in 1979. Away from the lab, Professor Poliakoff is widely recognised thanks to his participation in a series of YouTube videos, “The Periodic Table of Videos”. This popular science project introduces the general public to the chemical elements of the periodic table. He received a knighthood in 2015 — the culmination of his pursuit of excellence in research, his service as an ambassador for UK science and his public outreach work.
Speech title: Turn the Periodic Table upside down! || Date & time: Saturday 27 March, 18.00-19.00