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The Economist Grabs the IYC Excitement

Chemistry rarely grabs the limelight. But in 2011 it will try to

Dec 6, 2010

In his science column published in The Economist (Nov 22nd 2010 | from The World In 2011 print edition), Jan Piotrowski salutes UNESCO and IUPAC efforts to allow Chemistry to grab the limelight.

Jan recognizes that there will be much to celebrate, and writes ”For a start, it will be 350 years since the publication of Robert Boyle’s “The Sceptical Chymist”, generally acknowledged as marking the birth of modern chemistry. “

Read more in The Economist , Nov 22nd 2010 …