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 the human stories behind science and technology, tracing a path through history in order to better understand the present. 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 we examine the intersections of culture, history, and material 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.
Shop for books and other materials focused on the history of chemistry and related sciences.
CHF’s new ChemCrafter app for the iPad lets you build your own lab to run creative virtual chemistry experiments.