#HistChem Distillations


Each episode of #HistChem Distillations examines a unique aspect of humanity's material legacy and asks the question "how did we get here?" Michal Meyer (a historian) and Bob Kenworthy (a chemist) of the Chemical Heritage Foundation are your guides to engaging conversations about history, technology and chemistry.


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Episode 4: Measurement

January 4th, 2008

Chemistry has always been a science of measurement. In this episode, we look at several cases of how measurements affect scientific research and practice… Go to Episode

Episode 3: Happy Holidays from CHF!

December 28th, 2007

This week, in honor of the holiday season, we’re offering a toast to chemistry. We’ll explain what makes champagne bubble, and why size matters when… Go to Episode

Episode 2: Cleaning Up

December 21st, 2007

After the recent oil spills in the San Francisco Bay and the Kerch Strait, Distillations delves into the reality of cleaning up human-made messes. SHOW… Go to Episode

Episode 1: Communicating Chemistry

December 14th, 2007

How do scientists explain what they do to the larger public, and how can historians help? In this first episode of Distillations, we explore this question… Go to Episode