Less than a century ago, IUPAC was born, with the main purpose of enabling communication between chemists worldwide. A hundred years later, IUPAC and chemistry are jointly facing world challenges such as globalization, energy crisis, climate change and environmental issues, and it is timely to have a critical and thorough look back with the purpose of equipping the community for the future.
2019 is also the 150th anniversary of Mendeleev’s successful attempt to arrange the chemical elements according to their atomic weights, into what we call the Periodic Table (PT), and UNESCO and the United Nations General Assembly have proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.
The three sessions of Symposium 6 of the IUPAC2019 Congress will bring together historians of chemistry, and chemists, to tackle the interwoven evolution of IUPAC and chemistry, with a special session devoted to the specific role of IUPAC in respect with the filling of the PT.
Session 6.1: IUPAC’s Legacy to Chemistry
Call for papers on all areas of the intertwined development of chemistry and IUPAC during the last 100 years are welcome.
Session 6.2: IUPAC and the heritage of Chemistry
Call for papers that showcase examples of preservation of the heritage of chemistry, be it industrial or academic, with a special emphasis on IUPAC’s legacy and role.
Session 6.3: The Periodic Table at 150
Call for papers that deal with the historical development and use of the PT, with an emphasis on the role of IUPAC.
Danielle FAUQUE <email@example.com> (Université Paris Sud/Paris Saclay, FR)
Brigitte Van TIGGELEN <firstname.lastname@example.org> (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, BE; Science History Institute, Philadelphia, USA)