Moody, 56, recalled that the periodic table had only 104 elements when he was in high school. At the time, chemists thought the list was about finished, he said.
He added that he recently spoke about his work to some high school students and found them fascinated.
To them the periodic table “is an icon,” he said. “The fact that it can change and it can be added to, I think, is a novel idea for younger people.”
Not so for most older people.
Moody said he doesn’t talk about his work at parties “because people don’t generally invite you back.”
Periodic table: http://periodic.lanl.gov/index.shtml
By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Viewing and reviewing the Los Angeles experimental and classic punk scene with a nod to Rodney's English Disco
Richard Ivory, editor-in-chief of Hip Hop Republicans and HHR at Communities Digital News, turns his interests, and pen, to the people making news today.
What does the middle-class conservative think about everything? Find out here.
Politics, economics, and business from a real world perspective.
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal
Vietnam Memorial adds four names
Cinco de Mayo on the Mall
NRA kicks off annual convention
California wildfires wreak havoc