International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Milestones in Chemistry

Activity by Gayle De maria   |   added on Nov 16, 2010   |   Italy Official_iyc_logo

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In year 2011 Chimica Oggi/Chemistry Today will host one or two articles in each issues which will deal with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Mme Curie Nobel Prize. We will look at some of the Nobel Prizes awarded for chemistry, and how these have affected everyday life.

First project:

-In year 2011 Chimica Oggi/Chemistry Today will host one or two articles in each issues which will deal with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Mme Curie Nobel Prize. We will look at some of the Nobel Prizes awarded for chemistry, and how these have affected everyday life.  For example, prizes in organic synthesis, new synthetic methods, catalysis, polymers, to mention but a few, have all had an impact on how chemistry is applied by chemists and also how the applications of the ideas rewarded by the Nobel prize have been used in everyday products,  such as plastics, pharmaceuticals etc. The section where the articles will be published is called “Milestones in chemistry”.  This project will cover two aims of the International year of chemistry: celebrate the nobel prizes (Marie Curie) and increase the public appreciation of chemistry in meeting world needs. We will collect all the papers and publish them also in a supplement coming out in October 2011.

 

Second project:

-          We would like to start a competition among our authors focused on the Italian Chemistry. We would like to invite graduated students (we will choose the Universities and professors will choose their students) to write an article dealing with the International Year of chemistry (how they think their project will help in changing the world through chemistry). We would like to have two papers for each issue and announce in October the winner of the competition. The articles will be evaluated by experts probably chosen from our Scientific Advisory board. The Winner will be given a prize (to decide) during an Italian Chemical event (conference / exhibition).

Of course our aim is to promote the International Year of Chemistry through all our channels. We have a bimonthly newsletter which talks about our latest issues and of course will talk about Milestones in Chemistry. We can promote the international Year of Chemistry also with news.

In the last few years we have organized a couple of chemical conferences on Flow chemistry (the technology of the future). Our aim is to organize another one next year anf of course we could add the logo.


Topic: celebrating chemistry, seminars, publications Audience: professional chemists, industrial chemists, decision makers, research scientists
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