David Hobart - Historical Perspectives - Mendeleev's Periodic Table of the Elements

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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.

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