Pittcon 2013

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!

Visit Us

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.



Critical Mass

Explore the history of mass spectrometry—an unsung hero of instrumental analysis—in a new online exhibit.

Mystery of Mass (Spec)

Listen to a podcast episode in which we look at the diverse history of mass spectrometry, starting with a single question: exactly what is it? 

Sensing Change

See your environment with fresh eyes through this online exhibit.