The periodic table outlines the fundamental building blocks of all known matter in the universe. Arriving from the Big Bang, the fusion wombs of stars and supernova, and collisions between interstellar matter and cosmic rays—and through production in the lab—the 118 elements currently arrayed on the periodic table display unique and beautifully related properties and behaviors. Be in your elements with Exploratorium host and scientific raconteur Ron Hipschman. Follow tales of intrigue and invention, join in dynamic demonstrations, and uncover fascinating connections between individual elements and our collective experience.
In the spirit of amplifying the Black Lives Matter movement and to avoid any appearance of having appropriated that title, our series of talks formerly called Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table will now be called, simply, Tales from the Periodic Table. Please excuse the former title on videos made in the past.