In an impressive double-feature on the prominent Chemical & Engineering News, UNT Chemistry Emeritus Professor Dr. James Marshall's lifelong periodic table obsession has been chronicled in a detailed article on element collecting and in an interactive digital adventure, "39 Elements in 10 Days." Every summer for 10 years, Dr. Marshall and his late wife, Jenny, co-author and collaborator to their "Rediscovery of the Chemical Elements" project, traveled the world visiting sites where the elements were first discovered. C&E News asked Dr. Marshall to create a 10-day European itinerary for fellow element-collecting enthusiasts. The final trip, as detailed in this interactive map, begins with discovering Geranium in Freiburg, Germany, to Uranium in Berlin.
Anyone can view Dr. Marshall's impressive element collection in his living periodic table on the second floor of the UNT Chemistry building.
Read the full C&E feature on Dr. Marshall's element collecting obsession and the joys of scientific discovery here: https://cen.acs.org/physical-chemistry/periodic-table/IYPT-Element-collecting-niche-hobby-connects-people-to-chemistry/97/i26