International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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  • Dr, University of Padua
    Padua, Italy
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    University of Padua
    University of Padua
    Department of Chemical Sciences
  • 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 am assistant professor in Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemical Sciences of the University of Padova (Italy) since 2002. Together with Barbara Fresch, I am the author of the book titled LA BANDA DEI CHIMICI (THE GANGS OF CHEMISTS) available since May 2011, edited by Cleup. This is a narrative and divulgative book.

Ideal for young readers, schools and museums the book aims to contribute to the growth of a solid scientific culture in the younger generation, particularly in the field of chemistry. Because of the dual character of the book, which joins the pleasure of the narration with the educational intent, it is a perfect way to reach the young public for a long time.

The book consists of 80 pages, illustrated by Maria Giovanna Lanfranchi.