February 28th, 2012
09:28 AM ET

The Ultimate Periodic Table


Theo Grey has a remarkable collection of pure elements, which he keeps in a giant, wooden periodic table. In this video clip, he shows off some of his most interesting specimens, and talks about how his collection got started. Grey is a co-founder of Wolfram Research and the author of The Elements, a wildly popular iPad app about the periodic table. He also writes a column about dangerous science experiments for Popular Science magazine.

Theodore Grey
The Elements
Periodic Table

This video was produced by the American Chemical Society.

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  1. molecular physics

    Excellent site. Plenty of helpful info here. I'm sending it to a few friends ans additionally sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks on your sweat!

    April 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm |
  2. HBAR

    Love it! Was a chemistry major and now collect elements casually. Found someone even crazier!

    March 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm |

    arent you loney your the only one here

    March 1, 2012 at 12:59 am |
  4. Eric Scerri

    I'm a big fan of everything that Theo Gray puts out.

    Eric Scerri, author of "A Very Short Introduction to the Periodic Table", Oxford University Press, 2011.

    February 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm |


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