International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Barbara Fresch Ideas Activities
  • Ph.D, Universit√† di Padova
    Padua, Italy
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  • Sector:

    Research Laboratories
  • Organizations:

    Università di Padova
  • 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
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I'm presently engaged as post doc in the field of theoretical chemistry but I'm also interested in scientific divulgation activities. I think the International Year of Chemistry is a good opportunity to communicate to a large audience the role and the importance of scientific knowledge in our life. This is a crucial point especially in my country (Italy) where the scientific culture as well as the public research is living a very dark and difficult time.