The Chemical Heritage Foundation welcomes Pittcon attendees to Philadelphia.
For the first time Pittcon, the world’s largest annual conference and exposition for the laboratory sciences, will be held in Philadelphia, CHF’s hometown.
CHF has long partnered with Pittcon to produce a historical depiction of the importance of scientific instrumentation to the chemical and molecular sciences. This joint effort is the renowned Pittcon Hall of Fame, to which all Pittcon attendees have access. This year the Hall of Fame is located in the Broad Street Lobby, next to registration. In addition to highlighting the winners of the Pittcon Heritage Award, CHF will display a salute to the 100th-year anniversary of mass spectrometry, as well as a display of mass spec components and instruments, such as a miniature Nier mass spectrometer and vacuum tubes to the modern-day handheld instruments that service a variety of applications from airport security, to space exploration, to the modern operating room.
Take a look through some of CHF’s work on instrumentation, explore our collections, listen to our podcast, and more! And be sure to visit our museum while you’re in town!
The Museum at CHF is open special hours during Pittcon 2013. Come by and see our permanent and changing exhibits that explore the fascinating history of chemistry and the role science plays in the modern world. Visitor information, including directions and hours, is available here.
Learn more about CHF’s sessions at Pittcon 2013.
Günther Laukien was selected by Pittcon and CHF to receive the 2013 Pittcon Heritage Award.
CHF is proud to present this Web version of the Pittcon Hall of Fame, which honors the legends among scientific instrument makers, including all recipients of the Pittcon Heritage Award.
CHF has conducted oral-history interviews with many people who discuss their experiences at Pittcon throughout the years. A number of these interviewees are members of the Pittcon Hall of Fame, past Waters Symposium honorees, or recipients of the Pittcon Heritage Award.
Explore CHF’s collection of scientific instruments.