Our magazine tells the story of material science. We tell that story through the people, the history, and the arts that have influenced and been influenced by science. From agriculture to alchemy, from nanotechnology to the nylon revolution, chemistry has always intersected with the wider world and its concerns.
Distillations explores aspects of humanity’s scientific and cultural legacy and asks the question, “How did we get here?” Our hosts are Michal Meyer, historian of science and editor in chief of Chemical Heritage magazine, and Bob Kenworthy, CHF’s in-house chemist. Each month they’ll guide us through engaging topics about history, technology, and science.
CHF staff and scholars provide a behind-the-scenes guide to activities at CHF, with reflections on science education, provocative explorations of chemistry in the wider world, and much more.
Transmutations is published three times per year for supporters of CHF.
Shop for books and other materials focused on the history of chemisty and related sciences.
CHF’s new ChemCrafter app for the iPad lets you build your own lab to run creative virtual chemistry experiments.