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Identification papers from the Bredig archive
Archive Smuggled from Nazi-Era Germany Is Acquired by the Science History Institute
July 02, 2019
The collection of Jewish German chemist Georg Bredig documents the early pioneers of physical chemistry in Europe and the struggles of Jews trying to escape the Nazis.
Henry Schaefer, Sangeeta Bhatia, and Frederick Frank
Heritage Day 2019 to Honor Frederick Frank, Henry F. Schaefer III, and Sangeeta Bhatia
May 08, 2019
The Science History Institute’s annual event will offer expanded programming and an up-close look at new collections acquisitions.
John Sworen headshot
The Chemours Company’s John Sworen to Receive 16th Annual SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal
April 16, 2019
Technical Fellow to be honored by the Society of Chemical Industry and Science History Institute at Innovation Day.
Chad A. Mirkin to Receive Society of Chemical Industry’s 2019 Perkin Medal
March 14, 2019
SCI will honor the world-renowned chemist and nanoscience expert at a dinner in Philadelphia on September 10, as part of the Institute’s annual Innovation Day.
Jennifer Doudna presents 2018 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture
Jennifer Doudna Delivers 2018 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture at the Science History Institute
November 26, 2018
The internationally renowned biochemist presented a fascinating look into her groundbreaking CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology.
Fall Events and New Interactive Media Installation at the Science History Institute
September 13, 2018
The Science History Institute will provide many opportunities for the intellectually curious to feed their minds this fall.
Vampires, Witches, and Daemons Arrive in Philadelphia
August 10, 2018
All Souls Con, the sold out third fan convention, themed around New York Times’ bestselling Author Deborah Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy, will be held at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia on Friday, August 10, and Saturday, August 11.
Chemical Heritage Foundation is now Science History Institute
February 01, 2018
The 35-year-old organization will celebrate a new name at its Philadelphia headquarters this evening.