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Hobart, D. E. (2009) “Historical Perspectives and far Reaching and Unexpected Applications of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of the Elements”, Proceedings of the D. I. Mendeleev and His Contributions to the World Science International Conference, Tobolsk, Siberia, Russia, September 16-19, 2009, Russian Academy of Sciences; ISBN 978-5-94691-383-6.
From modest beginnings in a small village in western Siberia, an extraordinary Russian chemist conceived of one of the most significant and revolutionary contributions to modern science: the Periodic Table of the Elements. In this year, 2009, and in this place, Tobolsk, Siberia, Russia, we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the birth of that chemist, Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev (1834-1907). The arrangement of the periodic table has been refined and extended over time as new elements have been discovered and as new theoretical models have been developed, but Mendeleev’s fundamental concept remains intact. Today the periodic table is a fundamental cornerstone of science. It remains a central unifying principal and has significant impact in chemistry, materials science, physics, biology, engineering, earth and planetary sciences, and many other disciplines.