IYPT 2019 - International Year of the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements

The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is one of the most significant achievements in science, capturing the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics and biology. 1869 is considered as the year of formulation of the modern concept of the Periodic System by Dmitri Mendeleev (and others). 2019 is the 150th anniversary of this formulation and has therefore been proclaimed the "International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)" by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO.

Logo of the IYPT 2019 - International Year of Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements
Image: UNESCO

The Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) in association with the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) and other organisations lists the Swiss initiatives in relation to this celebration on a dedicated webpage.

Please share your IYPT2019 activities in Switzerland with us and let the world know about it via #IYPT2019 on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Periodic Table of the 90 natural chemical elements showing their relative abundance on Earth
Periodic Table of the 90 natural chemical elements showing their relative abundance on EarthImage: EuChemS

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