International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Abhik Ghosh Ideas Activities
  • Professor, University of Tromsø
    Tromsø, Norway
  • Email
    Tel +47 77644072
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    University of Tromsø
  • 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:


I am part of the Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry group at the University of Tromsø. Check out our group website ("The Heme Team") on Facebook. To follow us on a day-to-day basis, join The Purple Planet group on Facebook.

Perhaps my most significant (and downright fun) contribution to the IYC has been the creation of a popular book titled Letters to a Young Chemist, published this year by John Wiley and Sons. The book is available as a paperback and also as an ebook. For a quick flavor of the book, join the eponymous Facebook page: