ArticlesBlog Mendeleev’s Business Card – Periodic Table of Videos September 6, 201989 No related posts. Related tags : chemicals chemistry elements martyn poliakoff nottingham periodic table periodic table of videos periodicvideos Professor Post navigation Previous Article Business Analyst Interview Questions and Answers – How to Really Sell Your BA Skills Next Article Inteletravel Business Cards | How To Use The Inteletravel Print Shop Comments (89) December 7, 2011 at 10:01 am :D! Reply December 7, 2011 at 10:02 am @CountingDayz go away. Reply December 7, 2011 at 10:04 am Very cool. Reply December 7, 2011 at 10:06 am I want one, were this Mendeleev guys so he can make me some? Reply December 7, 2011 at 10:07 am I've learnt countless things thanks to this awesome channel. Thanks! 😀 Reply December 7, 2011 at 10:07 am nice Reply December 7, 2011 at 10:08 am Wow, that is this really quite amazing. Reply December 7, 2011 at 10:11 am @DrforkintheLung300 Really? Reply December 7, 2011 at 10:19 am 3 in the morning and a new video, bed can wait Reply December 7, 2011 at 10:30 am Great stuff!! and of course we should thank him for setting the standard for vodka! Reply December 7, 2011 at 10:48 am So you might be coming to Russia? Reply December 7, 2011 at 11:26 am Fun how is card is written in French. Reply December 7, 2011 at 11:35 am @Dieselspot it must have been mailed out Dec 29th 1901 and it got there January 12th 1902. Reply December 7, 2011 at 11:35 am If anyone’s interested, the back of the envelope reads: “For the benefit of the St. Petersburg Board of Guardians of the Sisters of the Red Cross.” Reply December 7, 2011 at 11:42 am I have to say though, if I would actually come up to Mendeleeff and say "Hello, I'm Professor Poliakoff" he would probably just scowl at me and accuse me of identity theft! And it wouldn't be hard to prove, I'm as bald as a mole rat. Reply December 7, 2011 at 12:08 pm probably Mendeleeff sent one card in 1901 and some one "for some reason" added another card later to the envelope, which was signed in 1902 Reply December 7, 2011 at 12:12 pm This is fascinating. Reply December 7, 2011 at 12:17 pm Im guessing that this was recorded around November 11, cause of the Poppy 😛 Reply December 7, 2011 at 12:33 pm @zythepsarian me too. Even though i was a chem student at university for two years before changing to Computer Engineering 🙂 The people i studied chemistry with felt like true peers, and for the first time in my life i was among mainly similar minded people. I had to quit to follow my passion, but i still love chemistry as a hobby. Reply December 7, 2011 at 1:08 pm NOOOOOO, The professor had a haircut. Reply December 7, 2011 at 1:11 pm Mendeleev, Karl Marx and others had big beards. Were they godly men? This question irks me. Would someone throw some light? Reply December 7, 2011 at 1:13 pm @tradecycles Marx was a bit of a fascists but yeah i think good/smart/godly men have a great beard Reply December 7, 2011 at 1:42 pm @Sockheadableful Why is everyone so adamant about calling him "The Professor"? It just seems so unnecessarily over-the-top. His name is Martyn, and along with Brady makes interesting videos on youtube about science, Reply December 7, 2011 at 1:45 pm Oh wow, this is probably my favourite of all of your royal society archive videos! Excellently done, both of you! Reply December 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm Martyn, if you see this, shouldn't your name be pronounced Poliakov, then? Reply December 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm How can I obtain one of Professor Poliakoff's business cards? You could have a contest & make that the top prize… Reply December 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm Fascinating, from chemistry comes history. Holding Mendeleeff's business card is maybe the closest thing someone today can get to meeting him, somehow brings the legend to life. However, if he were alive today, I wonder how he would react to this video: "It's been 110 years and my docs have been dropped on YouTube?!" 😉 Reply December 7, 2011 at 2:05 pm That business card is far greater than Patrick Batemans or Paul Allens Reply December 7, 2011 at 2:18 pm good insight into how the old society worked. No CV, No covering letter, just a letter of introduction. Reply December 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm And now it's been held by you! Reply December 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm @peanutboy41 Eggshell is for suckas. Reply December 7, 2011 at 2:37 pm he need to see a Doctor because of his BLUE FINGER NAILS! Reply December 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm 3:20 "[…]Scientists in different countries were already communicating, collaborating together…" For me this shows the truth progress that education and will to discover our world can do to you, you don't care if someone is jew, black, white, speak your language or not you want to share and collaborate because that's what scientists do and they understand that we, the human being specie, should work together so that our future can be prosper. Reply December 7, 2011 at 3:12 pm I'd certainly love to hold Mendeleev's Business Card ! It'd be a "terrific" experience [as the Professor says] !! You're very lucky Professor and you too Mr.Brady ! Reply December 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm @Trillios Such intelligent men believe in god 🙁 Confuses me more. Reply December 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm @tradecycles why would that confuse you? I think it's fascinating even though I'm an atheist myself. Reply December 7, 2011 at 3:43 pm I LOVE this Channel , but it has become more of a history than chemistry channel :/ I miss the days when i was so eager to see a new experiment , compound/element wise… now it's all about history, with less talking about compounds and what not 🙁 Reply December 7, 2011 at 4:16 pm He was my lecturer 😀 adorable! Lol Reply December 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm Hey, I have one of those. From Mendeleev, right? Unfortunately, I left it on the beach and when I went back, it was gone… Reply December 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm And all that archival material comes to a dead stop upon the advent of emails – unless someone collects email files; but no handwriting, no stationery, no postage, no character. Reply December 7, 2011 at 5:10 pm @tradecycles You should see it in light of the times. Science hadn't explained enough about the natural world yet. Also, (nearly) everyone in those days was born in a religious family and indoctrinated. Reply December 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm @tradecycles The question if they were godly men should be seen separate from the beard issue. Back in those days, a beard was "the mark of a man" and fashionable. Just like hats were fashionable in those days. Shaving wasn't as widespread a practice in those days. Reply December 7, 2011 at 5:51 pm Cool historic business card. My great Grandma Blanch sent me letters with homemade cards when I was a kid. I kept them all in my archives. Reply December 7, 2011 at 6:26 pm I like the conclusion. Great one. Reply December 7, 2011 at 7:08 pm @rekinu5 more bangs coming in the new year… promise! Reply December 7, 2011 at 8:12 pm sounds the Prof is gonna have to order another couple of boxes of cards for the next flood of correspondence he is about to receive. Reply December 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm Great videos! Keep up the good work! Reply December 7, 2011 at 8:45 pm who the hell are the people that keep "disliking" these videos?!?! …must be America's 99% :-p Reply December 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm Thomas Edward Thorpe (1845-1925). Wikipedia has nice group photograph of Thorpe with van't Hoff, Mendeleev and others. Does anyone know them? Reply December 7, 2011 at 9:20 pm Why does it seem everyone back in the day had beautiful handwriting and now everyone's sucks. I write all the time but mine is awful so I know it's not the whole "the more you do it the better it gets" thing… Reply December 7, 2011 at 9:49 pm @xStrawberryFields89 Jealous 😛 Reply December 7, 2011 at 10:30 pm make a video with funny periodic video bloopers Reply December 7, 2011 at 11:14 pm cool stuff Reply December 7, 2011 at 11:21 pm @hoboX10 Actually it is the more you do it the better it gets. BUT back then you were expected to write neatly when you wrote to others, if you looked at his general notes to himself and such they would be just as untidy as your writing. Reply December 7, 2011 at 11:38 pm Scientists were always one of the first icebreakers between countries, but sincere ones. Such a nice video, thank you. Reply December 7, 2011 at 11:55 pm Jocelyn Field Thorpe or Thomas Edward Thorpe? Reply December 8, 2011 at 2:43 am Hmmm… I have a feeling Mendeleev's card may actually be a visiting/calling card, not a business card, there is a certain difference. I expect that Dr Duncan couldn't under the rules of social etiquette of the time go to Prof. Thorpe without a formal introduction like this, so it was probably more a matter of social propriety than shyness that required him to get this letter. Reply December 8, 2011 at 3:39 am His hand writing is epic. Reply December 8, 2011 at 4:35 am if this envelope its so precious, why is this guy touching it with his handsss?? Reply December 8, 2011 at 9:48 am @karolis685 Russians rock the world! Great people. Reply December 8, 2011 at 1:55 pm That picture of Mendeleev made him look a little bit like Rasputin. Reply December 8, 2011 at 4:36 pm 2 people are jealous of the beautiful handwriting… 😛 Reply December 8, 2011 at 5:32 pm @aminorityofone Sleep is highly overrated. Reply December 8, 2011 at 8:26 pm Mendeleev's hair wins @2:28 Reply December 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm @periodicvideos Are you sure it says "12.1.1902"? It looks more like "PF", or "Pour Féliciter", which was written to say "Happy New Year". The postmark says Dec 29, 1901, so it wouldn't make sense for the card to have a later date written on it. Reply December 8, 2011 at 11:01 pm @periodicvideos "PF 1902" also explains why the second card was in there: it's a New Year's greeting card! Reply December 9, 2011 at 9:48 am After being introduced to aerogels I would like to request it as a future topic. Perhaps you guys can make some? =) Reply December 9, 2011 at 12:26 pm Utterly ffascinating! Reply December 9, 2011 at 1:33 pm 1:48 voice: "..university of Saint-Petersburg." subtitles: "..university of some pizza spoke." %-) Reply December 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm great… Reply December 9, 2011 at 6:11 pm Let's see Mendeleev's card… Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my God, it even has a watermark… Reply December 10, 2011 at 1:46 am @culwin no way man, a blue eyes white dragon would never cut it for that thing… hey professor, i'll trade you my slifer the sky dragon for that Reply December 10, 2011 at 4:11 pm Менделеева прославили на весь мир, а за ним и россию Reply December 15, 2011 at 9:15 am @ailalelo How'd a nitwit like Mendeleev get so tasteful? Reply December 19, 2011 at 10:55 pm @tradecycles i think that believing in good is a good thing, but not like the mainstream way, but like you want to stop doing something you invent a god that prohibits for example smoking. I think Marx at a good explenation the "good phenomena" and that is that you need a drug to help you…. maybe to get smarter, stronger, fatter, healthier, unhealthier and the list continues, basically beacuse you dont have the balls to do something you "virtualy" create more "ball" Reply December 19, 2011 at 10:57 pm @rietveen26 i agree, its a fascinating subject… you should see what i wrote to Tradecycles, thats my main theory about religion, its just a matter of having someone to look up to Reply December 19, 2011 at 10:59 pm @rietveen26 i would also like to add, im not a complete atheist as i partly belive in Russia….. yes quite a strange thing to belive in…. and maybe a tiny tiny but putin Reply December 27, 2011 at 6:47 am I love the gloves on your hands! Very realistic. Almost makes it seem like you have no gloves on. Reply March 1, 2012 at 11:06 pm At the end, with both cards side by side, I had a pinch at my heart. One day, the professor's card will be sadly resting in the archives also… Reply March 26, 2012 at 10:50 pm o_o we are learning about Dmitri in science class! Reply July 10, 2012 at 6:31 pm Is it really safe for him to be touching paper with bare hands? After all the oils will cause it to decompose. Reply July 17, 2012 at 11:18 am i think the professor was thinking about running off with the card. Reply October 12, 2012 at 8:31 pm Communication breeds knowledge. Reply October 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm Which god? His hair is awesome! Reply October 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm stupid people afraid of knowledge…. if only the library was still here Reply February 7, 2013 at 10:49 am I would like to see prof. poliakoff's business card. Reply April 10, 2013 at 3:59 pm I love how Russian academics and elite didnt even speak russian, but rather used French to keep Reply April 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm Separate from the peasants. Wonder why there was a revolution Reply July 10, 2013 at 9:46 pm So? This St. Petersburg journey? Reply Comment here Cancel reply Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.