113. The work of John Nicholson and how 'wrong theories' sometimes get things right, International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry,
Annual meeting, Montevideo, Uruguay, July 31st- August 3rd, 2013.
112. The Use of Philosophy of Chemistry in Chemical Education and the Sloppy aufbau, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 6th, 2013.
111. Varndean College, What's special about these seven elements? Brighton, UK, July 5th, 2013.
110. College Chemistry Canada Conference, Corner Brook, Newfoundland, The Sloppy Aufbau and those Pesky Electronic Configurations,
June 8th, 2013.
109. American Philosophical Society, First Henry Moseley Centenary Lecture, Denver, CO, April 15th, 2013.
108. Mexico City, UNAM, Minisiposio sobre la table periodica, Feb 14th, 2013
107. Cusco, Peru, Third International Conference on the Periodic Table, August, 2012.
106. Leuven, Belgium, International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, Annual Meeting, August, 2012.
105. The Mysteries of the Periodic Table, University High School, Los Angeles, June 12th, 2012
104. New Developments in the Study of the Periodic Table, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA, April 21, 2012.
103. Conceptual-Philosophical Issues in the Teaching of Chemistry, Kansas University, April 14th,, 2012.
102. The Mysteries of the Periodic Table, Kansas University, April 13th, 2012.
101. A Tale of Seven Elements, American Chemical Society Meeting, San Diego, CA, March, 2012.
100. What lies behind the periodic system of the elements? Southern Adventist University, Chattanooga, Tennessee, February 18, 2012.
99. Why all the recent interest in the periodic table? Invited Lecture, December 14th, Varndean College, Brighton, England.
98. The Origins and Significance of the Periodic Table, University of Wisconsin, Madison, August 24, 2011.
97. A Tale of Seven Elements, University College, London,
96. A Tale of Seven Elements, International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, Bogota, Colombia. August 11, 2011.
95. CONICET Conference on Philosophy of Science, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 2011.
94. University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Physical Sciences, July 14th, 2011.
93. Res Metallica Conference, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, May 4th, 2011
Invited Plenary Lecture, The Still Vital Periodic Table.
92. Harbor UCLA Hospital, lunchtime lecture series, The Still Vital Periodic Table,
February 22, 2011.
91. University of Sydney, Department of Chemistry, What is an element and what is
the periodic table?, December 13th, 2010
90. University of Sydney, Conference on the Philosophy of Chemistry, December
A philosophy of science answerable to chemistry.
89. Marshak Colloqium, UCLA, What is an element and what is the periodic table?
88. University College, Oxford, International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, Annual Meeting,
Is it a classification, a system, a model or a theory? August 9-11, 2010.
87. Ecole Polytechnic, Paris, Workshop on the Philosophy of Chemistry, September
86. London, Templeton Foundation Meeting on Top-Down Causation, Sept 21-23,
85. The History & Philosophy of the Periodic Table, Invited talk to Los Angeles Gerontology Group, June 14th, 2010.
84. Invited guest lecture, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, Adventures in the History & Philosophy of Chemistry, March 25th, 2010.
83. Trade Tech College, Los Angeles, The Wonders of the Periodic System.
82. California State University, Dominguez Hills, What's New in the Periodic Table?
81. Philadelphia, PA, International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, Annual Meeting, August 13-16th, 2009.
Structural Realism in Chemistry.
80. Bogota, Colombia, invited plenary lecture, Conference on Philosophy of
Chemistry, Universidad de los Andes, 20-22nd July, 2009.
79. Cartagena, Colombia, International Congress of Science Education,
Recent Developments in History & Philosophy of Chemistry,
Invited plenary lecture, 15-18th July, 2009.
78. Stellenbosch University, South Africa, invited plenary lecture,
The Periodic Table, Its Story and Its Significance, November, 2008.
77. Coburg, Germany International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, Annual
Meeting, Natural Kinds in Chemistry, August, 2008.
76. Leuven, Belgium Symposium of the Reduction of Chemistry to Quantum Mechanics, Invited lecture, August, 2008.
75. Istanbul, Turkey, ECRICE Conference, Invited Plenary Lecture,
The Origins of the Periodic Table, July, 2008.
74. Denver, University of Colorado, Invited Seminar on the History and Philosophy
of the Chemical Classification, April 23, 2008.
73. Barcelona, Spain, Invited Guest Lecture to Commemorate Spain's year of Science
and the 100th Anniversary of the death of Mendeleev,
72. Santiago de Chile, Invited Plenary Lecture on the role of the Periodic Table in
Chemical Education, Nov 14-17, 2007.
71. Southern California American Chemical Society, Local Section,
Invited lecture on, Mendeleev's Legacy, October, 2007.
70. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press Bookshop, "Philosophical Aspects of The
Periodic System, September, 2007.
69. University of San Francisco, Eleventh Annual Conference of the International
Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, 5th-9th August,
"Elements as Basic Substances".
68. University of Calgary, Canada, Plenary session, author meets critics on
The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance, June 23-29
67. Alfred University, NY, (Samuel Scholes Endowed Lecture), The Periodic Table
and its role on Chemistry. April, 2007
66. Minneapolis, Invited Plenary Lecture at The 7 Pines Colloquium,
On the Reduction of Chemistry, March, 2007
65. University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Recent Developments in the Philosophical and Historical Study of the Periodic System,
Danish Society for the History of Chemistry, March 23, 2007.
64. London, Royal Society of Chemistry, Lecture in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the death of Mendeleev,
March 22, 2007.
63. Vancouver, British Columbia Two Recent Attempts to Argue for the Ontological Reduction of Chemistry,
Philosophy of Science Association, biennial meeting, November 3rd, 2006.
62. Philadelphia Chemical Heritage Foundation, The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance, Invited Plenary Lecture, October 17, 2006.
61. Concordia University Texas, Anecdotes from the Story of the Periodic Table,
60. The Role of Philosophy of Chemistry in Chemical Education,
National Autonomous University of Mexico City (UNAM), June 2006.
59. Philosophical Puzzles in the Periodic Table, Thinkwell Corporation Seminar,
Austin, Texas, January, 2006.
58. Metaphysical Aspects of Chemistry, Ninth Meeting of International Society for
the Philosophy of Chemistry,
University of Tennesse at Knoxville, August, 2005.
57. The Philosophical Nature of the Chemical Elements,
Eighth Meeting of the International Society for the Philosophy of
University of Durham, England, August 15-19, 2004.
56. Chemical Contructivism Reconsidered, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,
55. Historical & Philosophical Aspects of Alternative Representations of the Periodic
System, American Chemical Society,
Western Division Meeting, Long Beach, October 17, 2003.
54. Relative Virtues of Pyramidal and Left-Step Forms of Periodic System, First
International Conference on the Periodic System,
Banff, Canada, July 14- 20, 2003.
53. Principles and Parameters in Chemistry and Physics,
Philosophy of Science Biennial Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
November 5-8, 2002.
52. Philosophical Confusion in Chemical Education,
Sixth Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of
Georgetown University Washington DC, August, 2002
51. Has the Periodic System Been Reduced to Quantum Mechanics?
Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, November 2001.
50. The Reduction of Chemistry Revisited,
International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, Loughborough, England, August, 6-9, 2001.
49. The Evolution of the Periodic System, 18th International Conference on the History of Science, Mexico City, Mexico. July, 2001.
48. Some New Studies in the History and Philosophy of the Periodic System,
California State University, Fresno.
47. The Alleged Observation of Atomic Orbitals and its Philosophical Consequences,
Philosophy of Science Association Biennial Meeting,
Vancouver, Canada, November, 2000.
46. The Periodic System as a Paper Tool in Chemistry, Conference of Paper Tools in Chemistry,
Max Planck Institute for History of Chemistry, Berlin, Germany, December, 2-4, 1999.
45. The Debate Between Normative and Naturalist Philosophy of Science and the
Role of Philosophy of Chemistry,
3rd Annual Conference of International
Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, Columbia, South Carolina,
July 28th - Aug 1st, 1999.
44. Why Philosophers Study the Periodic System?, Department of Chemistry,
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico,
May 6, 1999.
43. New Developments in Philosophy of Chemistry, Joint seminar organized by
Philosophy and Chemistry & Biochemistry Departments,
California, San Diego, April 19, 1999.
42. New Developments in History and Philosophy of Chemistry, Chemistry
Department Colloquium, Purdue University, April, 15, 1999.
41. A Brief History of the Periodic System, Notre Dame University, Chemistry
Department Seminar, April 13, 1999
40. Some Aspects of the Evolution of the Periodic System, American Chemical
Society National Meeting, Anaheim, California,
March 21-25, 1999.
39. The Normative-Descriptive Debate in Philosophy of Science and the Role of
Philosophy of Chemistry,
Department of Philosophy Seminar, Purdue University, February 25, 1999.
38. The Periodic System and Quantum Physics, Southern Adventist University, Chattanooga, Tennessee, December, 1998.
37. The Theoretical Status of the Periodic System and Metaphysical Aspects of
Chemistry, PSA 1998, Kansas City, Missouri, October, 1998.
36. The Relevance of Philosophy of Chemistry to Chemical Education,
15th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Waterloo, Ontario,
August 10, 1998.
35. The Metaphysics of Chemistry, Second Meeting of the International Society for
the Philosophy of Chemistry & Biochemistry,
Sidney Sussex College,
Cambridge, England, August 3-7, 1998.
34. Who Says There are No Ideas in Chemistry? University of Missouri, Department of Chemistry Seminar, St. Louis, 13 April, 1998.
33. The Periodic System, Its Status and Alleged Reduction,
University of Missouri, Kansas City, Special Seminar jointly organized by
Chemistry and Philosophy Departments, March 20, 1998.
32. Philosophical Aspects of the Periodic System, Purdue University,
Inorganic Seminar, Department of Chemistry, February 17, 1998.
31. Philosophy of Chemistry, American Chemical Society local section lecture,
Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, December 4, 1997
30. The Role of the Electron in Attempts to Explain the Periodic Table,
The Electron in Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry
One-day Conference, Burlington House, London, October 31, 1997.
29. What Chemistry Borrows From Other Disciplines - The Case of Atomic Physics,
American Chemical Society, Fall Meeting,
Las Vegas, September 1997.
28. Prediction, Accommodation and the Periodic Table, 1st Meeting, of the
International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry & Biochemistry,
Ilkley, Yorkshire, August, 1997.
27. Yes, Chemistry and Philosophy are Miscible, Session on Chemistry &
Philosophy, American Chemical Society,
Annual Meeting, San Francisco,
26. Interdisciplinary Research at the Beckman Institutes, ZiF Conference on Interdisciplinarity, Vancouver, Canada, March, 1997.
25. The Periodic Table and Interdisciplinary Education, University of Arizona,
Tucson, February. 26, 1997.
24. Some Recent Thoughts in History and Philosophy of the Periodic System,
Department of Chemistry Seminar,
California State University at Fresno, November, 12, 1996.
23. The Reduction of Chemistry: The Case of the Periodic System,
Department of Chemistry Seminar, University of Cincinnati, Ohio,
October, 29, 1996.
22. Towards a Philosophy of Chemistry, Monthly Meeting of Southern California Philosophy of Science Group,
California Institute of Technology, June 1, 1996.
21. Towards a Philosophy of Chemistry, History and Philosophy of Science
Colloquium Series, Stanford University, May 2, 1996.
20. The Rise and Fall of Causality in Science, Conference on Causality, Self-Organization, and Computability,
Interdisciplinary Approaches from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Philosophy, Bielefeld, Germany, November 1995.
19. Reliability as Opposed to Reduction, Conference on Reduction and Chemistry, University of Konstanz, Germany, June 1995.
18. Prediction, The Periodic Table and The Nature of Chemistry, 2nd Erlenmeyer Colloquium, Marburg, Germany, November 1994.
17. The Noble Gases and the Periodic Table, Royal Society of Chemistry, One-day Conference on the Discovery of the Noble Gases,
University College, London, October 1994.
16. Early Contributions to Atomic Quantum Chemistry, Annual Meeting of History of Science Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1994.
15. Has Chemistry Been at Least Approximately Reduced to Quantum Mechanics?, Philosophy of Science Association, Annual Meeting,
New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1994.
14. Prediction and Accommodation by Chemical Theories, Symposium on Teaching the History and Philosophy of Chemistry,
Royal Society of Chemistry, London, September 1994.
13. It All Depends What You Mean By Reduction, Information, Interaction and Emergence, Facts from Natural Science,
Thoughts from Natural Philosophy, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, ZiF, Bielefeld, Germany, September 1994.
12. Prediction, Accommodation and the Periodic Table, First International Summer School in Philosophy of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
Bradford & Ilkley College, U.K., July 1994.
11. Has Chemistry Been Reduced to Quantum Mechanics?, Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science, Boston University,
Massachusetts, April 1994.
10. A Working Definition of Approximate Reduction Applied to Quantum Chemistry, First International Conference on Philosophy of Chemistry,
London Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, March 1994.
9. On the Allport-Cartwright Debate, London School of Economics, Philosophy Department Seminar, February 1994.
8. Popper on the Reduction of Chemistry, First Conference on Philosophy of Chemistry, Science Museum Library, London, October 1993.
7. Why Pretend Chemistry is a Deductive Science? Autumn Meeting of Royal Society of Chemistry, Warwick University, September 1993.
6. The Role of Electronic Configurations in Chemical Education, Education Department Seminar, King's College, London, March 1993.
5. Quantum Chemistry and the Reduction of Chemistry, Seminar to ? Club, Department of History and Philosophy of Science,
The University of Cambridge, February 1993.
4. Reduction of Chemistry? Philosophy Department Seminar, London School of Economics, February 1993.
3. Limitations of the Atomic Orbital Approach, Poster presented at 12th International Conference on Chemical Education,
Bangkok, Thailand, December, 1992.
2. The Orbital Approximation and the Reduction of Chemistry, British Society for
the Philosophy of Science, Annual Meeting,
Southampton University, 1988.
1. Quantum Mechanics, Chemistry and the Question of Reduction, King's College,
London, Seminar Series in History and Philosophy of Science,