International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Festival of the Molecules University Basel Ideas Activities
  • Festival of the molecules, University of Basel, the Canton Basel-City and various companies from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry in Basel
    Basle, Switzerland
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  • Organizations:

    Festival of the molecules, University of Basel, the Canton Basel-City and various companies from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry in Basel
    Festival of the molecules
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
  • Web Site:

    http://www.fest-der-molekuele.ch

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The Festival of Molecules is scheduled for 17 and 18 June 2011 at the Department Chemistry of the University of Basel.

The University of Basel, the Canton Basel-City and various companies (Novartis, Roche, Syngenta, DSM, Solvias, Bachem, BASF, Clariant, Huntsman etc.) from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry organize this event which marks the International Year of ChemistryInternational Year of Chemistry that all the events around the world that are focused on the ICY are listed on your event calendar. Here some information about our contribution to the IYC, the “Festival of the Molecules” in Basel, Switzerland:

Chemistry is present everywhere in our lives and is an integral part of our everyday culture. Molecules are particularly important to the present and future quality of our life as components of pharmaceuticals, paints, plastics, cosmetics and crop protection products, to say nothing of many other applications. That is why the UN has declared 2011 International Year of Chemistry. This year, the 100th anniversary of the award of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry to Marie Curie and the 100th anniversary of the existence of the International Chemistry Society will also be celebrated. Under the slogan “Chemistry – our life, our future”, many events will be held in Switzerland at universities, museums, natural scientific organizations, cantonal entities and in companies.

The Festival of Molecules is the contribution of North West Switzerland to the International Year of Chemistry. More than a dozen other businesses and institutions have set themselves the goal of making the general public and schoolchildren in particular aware of the fascination of chemistry through this festival. At interactive exhibitions in the courtyard of the Department of Chemistry of Basel University, the various partners will be presenting their particular contributions to the solutions of all kinds of challenges in our daily lives. Lectures on chemistry and the fascinating world of molecules will also be held in the university auditoria.

For more information please isit the website www.fest-der-molekuele.ch