As more of us are home, and many schools will be closed over the next few weeks, Stemettes are joining you online – to keep you inspired, motivated and learning. Each week we’ll run 3 events across Zoom, Google Hangouts and Instagram.
Superheavy: Making & Breaking the Periodic Table
Creating an element is no easy feat. It’s the equivalent of firing six trillion bullets a second at a needle in a haystack, hoping the bullet and needle somehow fuse together, then catching it in less than a thousandth of a second – after which it’s gone forever. Welcome to the world of the superheavy elements: a realm where scientists use giant machines and spend years trying to make a single atom of mysterious artefacts that have never existed on Earth.
In this engaging talk, Kit will take audiences on a globe-trotting adventure and discuss the amazing science and hidden stories lurking at the edges of the periodic table.