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“Visualizing the Invisible: Historic Representations of Matter”

Hi everybody, The Chemical Heritage Foundation recently released a short video of me explaining several chemical diagrams that appear on the interior walls of their building. In retrospect, I probably should have gone for a haircut before filming it… Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Art at the Chemical Heritage Foundation

The fact that Philadelphia affords the curious visitor with a keen interest in history an abundance of riches is no surprise. Aside from all the historical buildings associated with the birth of the American state (the expansive network of buildings … Continue reading

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The Chemical Heritage Foundation and the importance of academic communities

Hi everybody, It’s been quite a while since I’ve let the world know what I’m up to, so I figured that I should take a few moments to fill everyone in. A couple of weeks ago I returned from Philadelphia … Continue reading

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AD/BC vs. CE/BCE – some thoughts

In a few weeks I’m going to be teaching HPS210, an introductory undergraduate course in the history of science at the University of Toronto, for the second time. As this course covers the history of science from antiquity to Newtonianism … Continue reading

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