International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Partners for the
International Year of Chemistry 2011

See all Activities

Chemical Landmark: Kekule at Ghent

Activity by Tim Reynolds   |   added on Sep 29, 2011   |   Belgium Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Ghent University, RSC Belgium, RSC UK

On October 28 the work of August Kekule at Ghent University will be marked with the presentation of an RSC Chemical Landmark to Ghent University. The ceremony starts at 16:00 in the Aula of the University of Ghent with a reception afterwards.

From 16:00 a ceremony to mark the inaugration of an International Chemical Landmark commemorating the work of August Kekulé in recognition of his pioneering work at Ghent University (1858-1867) on structural and organic aromatic chemistry.

The event will take place at Ghent University, Belgium with a reception afterwards. RSC president Prof. David Phillips will hand over an RSC plaque commemorating Kekulé's ground-breaking research at Ghent and Dr. Brigitte Van Tiggelen will give a lecture on Kekulé's career in the Aula at Gent University.

Attendance is by invitation only (RSC Belgium members and friends will recieved the invite by email) but there are two options to register for the general public: 

- Send an email kekule[at] mentioning your name and the number of persons in your party wishing to attend the ceremony and reception.

- Via a dedicated page on the university website ( ) in English and Flemish.

To obtain more details, including how to register for the event, please contact Ian Carson at RSC Belgium (rscbelgium[at]

Topic: celebrating chemistry, organic chemistry, kekule, history of chemistry Audience: general public, professors, historical, landmark, industrial chemists
Want to submit your own activity or comment?

In order to do so you need to be part of the IYC network. Please or sign up now.

Join the IYC Network

Share |