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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Merci Olsson Ideas Activities
  • Marketing & Communications Director,, the official web site of the Nobel Prize
    Stockholm County, Sweden
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  • 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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To celebrate the International Year of Chemistry, short educational video films will be posted on, the official web site the Nobel Prize. In this compilation of videos called “Chemistry Matters”, 15 Nobel Laureates discuss new frontiers in their field and explore what a life as a chemist entails. They also describe the beauty inherent in chemistry and recall the eureka moments when they discovered ‘a little logic of nature’.

Designed for students aspiring to a career in chemistry, these videos also pay tribute and celebrate the International Year of Chemistry 2011.

We also want to highlight in general, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Nobel Chemistry Laureates and their prize awarded achievements.