International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Dr Paul Woods Ideas Activities
  • Astrochemist, The University of Manchester
    Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK
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  • Organizations:

    The University of Manchester
    Royal Astronomical Society
    Astrophysical Chemistry Group
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
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I'm an astrophysicist who works mainly in astrochemistry (modelling and some observation), and I think it would be great to encourage young people to consider astrophysics and particularly astrochemistry as a career path. Certainly when I was young I was never even aware that astrochemistry existed as a discipline.