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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Contact Detail

Prof Robert Morris Ideas Activities
  • Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H6, Canada
  • Email
    Tel 4169783566
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto
  • 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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Ask A Laureate speakers on May 6, 2011

On Friday May 6th 2011, the Chemistry Department and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research will be hosting the second annual "Ask a Laureate" event at Convocation Hall, U of Toronto, 31 King's College Circle. This will be an opportunity for high school students as well as the general public across the country, to both hear, and ask questions of, award-winning chemists who have helped to transform our world by their discoveries. Join us or attend on-line to help us celebrate 2011, the International Year of Chemistry.


9:30 am


Professor Robert Morris,

Chair of Chemistry

9:40 am

Harold Kroto

"Carbon in Nano and Outer Space"

10:05 am


10:15 am

Eugenia Kumacheva

"Big discoveries made in miniature laboratories"

10:40 am


10:50 am


11:00 am

Magic Moments

11:10 am

John Polanyi

"The Molecular Dance in Chemical Reaction."

11:35 am


11:45 am

Juerg Zimmerman

"Discovery of the Anti-Cancer Drug: Gleevec"

12:10 pm


12:20 pm

Present Essay Contest winners with certificate and Closing Remarks

12:30 pm