International Year of the Periodic Table: opening ceremony
2019 will be the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and has therefore been proclaimed the "International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)" by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO.
The 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019) will be launched in a special opening ceremony at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.
Speakers include Professor Ben Feringa (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2016), Professor Youri Oganessian (Author of the Element 118 – Oganesson) and Sir Martyn Poliakoff (Lead presenter of the Periodic Table of Videos).
The event is open to all and free to attend – register at the link below.
The IYPT2019 is an International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) initiative and administered by a Management Committee consisting of representatives of the initiating organizations, UNESCO and a number of other supporting international organizations.
The founding partners of IYPT2019 are the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, the European Chemical Society (EuChemS), the International Science Council (ISC), the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST).