Invitation Opening Ceremony IYPT2019

The International Year of the Periodic Table, IYPT2019
A Common Language for Science
28 February, 2019, Stockholm

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. Year 1869 is considered as the year of discovery by Dimitri Mendeleev. 2019 has therefore been proclaimed the ”International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)” by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO.

The publication by Mendeleev was published on 17 February, ie 3 March in the Gregorian calendar. On Thursday 28 February the IYPT2019 will be launched in Sweden with a joint Swedish-Russian symposium devoted to the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.


14:30-14:40 Welcome

14:40-15:10 Superheavy elements of the periodic table
Sergey Dmitriev, The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Moscow

15:10-15:40 The Last Alchemist in Paris and the Rhubarb Connection
Lars Öhrström, Chalmers University, Gothenburg

15:40-16:10 The elements that weren’t
Anders Lundgren, Dept of History of Sciences and Ideas, Uppsala University

16:10-16:30 Break

16:30-17:00 Elements at the heart of future battery chemistries
Kristina Edström, Inorganic Chemistry, Uppsala University

17:00-17:30 History and future of  the Nobel Prize
Sven Lidin, Dean at Faculty of Science, Lund University

The number of seats is limited, first come first served.
The registration will close on 21 February.
No show will be charged 500 kr, cancellation should be made before 26 February.

Lecture hall: Library, Apotekarsocieteten, Wallingatan 26 A, Stockholm
Time: 14:30-17:30

Organised by:
Swedish National Committee for Chemistry
Swedish Chemical Society
Swedish Pharmaceutical Society
Russian Embassy, office in Stockholm