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An extension of CHF’s Oral History Program, History Live presents first-person accounts of legendary careers before a live audience.
Since its inception, CHF has captured and preserved the oral memoirs of notable figures in chemistry and related fields. With History Live, we offer similarly extraordinary stories of history in the making in a live, theater-style format.
For more information about past History Live events, please visit the links below.
April 11, 2012
G. Steven Burrill is the CEO of Burrill and Company, and is chairman of the board of the Foundation for the National Medals of Science and Technology. Arnold Thackray founded the Chemical Heritage Foundation and served the organization as president for 25 years.
October 5, 2011
Dario C. Altieri is the director of the Wistar Institute Cancer Center; his research has resulted in nine patents and over 170 scientific articles. Stephen J. Lippard is the Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and among other specialties his work includes studies to understand and improve platinum anticancer drugs.
November 22, 2010
Author or coauthor of nearly 250 published scientific articles, Joseph M. DeSimone is also a notable inventor, having invented an environmentally friendly manufacturing process that relies on supercritical carbon dioxide for the creation of high-performance plastics.
April 22, 2010
Stephen Turner founded Pacific Biosciences to transform the way humankind acquires, processes, and interprets data from living systems. View clips of this high-caliber conversation, which touches on government funding, the future of personalized genomic medicine, and more.
December 2, 2009
P. Roy Vagelos revitalized R&D at Merck and Co., leading the company to be named "most admired" corporation by Fortune 500 leaders for seven consecutive years. Watch video clips from this lively conversation on topics from river blindness to corporate responsibility.