The Periodic Table of Elements is an essential part of chemistry, and this year it celebrates its 150th anniversary. How did Mendeleïev come up with this classification? Was it brilliant intuition, as he liked to say, or the fruit of the work of chemists before him: How did it take hold in the scientific world? As part of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, as declared by UNESCO, the Mines ParisTech exhibition recounts the incredible human and scientific adventure behind the table.

At Mines ParisTech, 60 bd Saint-Michel, Paris 6th