Periodic Success: Dr Jamie Gallagher

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Aberdeen Science Centre
107 George Street
Aberdeen
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Award-winning science entertainer Dr Jamie Gallagher answers questions and discusses the history behind the discoveries of the elements.

Ever wondered why garlic makes you smell, or why we love gold? Aberdeen Science Centre to answer those questions

--- Royal Society of Chemistry’s free family event celebrates 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table with family friendly event ---


The truth behind the mysteries and myths of the elements that literally make up everything will be answered at a special event in Aberdeen this week.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements by hosting award-winning science entertainer, Dr Jamie Gallagher, at Aberdeen Science Centre on Friday, November 22.

During the free, eye-opening interactive event, Dr Gallagher will answer some of the most pressing questions of our time, such as why does garlic make us smell and why we love gold – as well as delving into some of the horrible histories behind the discoveries of the elements.

Dr Gallagher, who is hosting the event during Chemistry Week, said: “Tales of intrigue, romance, deception and greed are hidden in amongst the periodic table and I’m really looking forward to bringing these stories to life with this event in Aberdeen.

“More importantly, the elements themselves are the very stuff of wonder, all of which will make for an exciting, interactive show that’s great fun for all the family.”

The event, which will last around an hour and is hosted during Chemistry Week, is titled 'Periodic Success'.

As a science communicator, Dr Gallagher has hosted events and interactive science shows to audiences around the world, and has written a book on chemistry for teenagers.

Kostas Minas, Community Engagement Manager at Aberdeen Science Centre said: “We are delighted to host Dr Jamie Gallagher and his inspirational talk ‘Periodic Success’ at Aberdeen Science Centre.

“Inspiring children to engage with science is central to everything we do and this event will bring something different to the city.”

The event does not require individual registration, however groups of 10 or more or schools should contact zafarh@rsc.org to avoid disappointment.

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