International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Inauguration of the Marie Skłodowska Curie Conference Centre at ECHA

Activity by Virginia Mercouri   |   added on Oct 09, 2011   |   Finland Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Inauguration of the Marie Skłodowska Curie Conference Centre at the European Chemicals Agency

Under the auspices of the Polish Presidency of the European Union and UNESCO, keynote speech by the President of IUPAC Prof. Nicole Moreau


To celebrate the International Year of Chemistry 2011 and the birth date of the most famous female-scientist, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will inaugurate officially on 7 November its conference centre after the name of Marie Skłodowska Curie.

The ceremony includes:

Keynote speech by Prof. Nicole Moreau, President of IUPAC

Address by Prof. Hélène Langevin-Joliot, granddaughter of Marie Skłodowska Curie

Opening of an exhibition about the life of the Nobel Prize Winner with contributions from France and Poland

The event will start at 2:30 pm and gather an audience of around 400, including ambassadors of EU Member States to Finland, heads of EU insitutions in Helsinki, high-level representatives of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Science, representatives of the science and business community and of ECHA accredited stakeholders, the Chair of ECHA's Management Board and scientists working at ECHA.

The ceremony is by inviation only and will be preceded by a seminar for university students.

Topic: celebrating chemistry Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, educators, teachers, research scientists, universities, industrial chemists, post graduate students, women chemists, educational institutions, decision makers
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