IYPT2019 – Global Report

The International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements 2019

Common Language for Science

The International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements 2019 (IYPT2019) has been celebrated during the year in over 130 countries, with well over a thousand events and festivities, reaching millions of young and old people, scientists and non-scientists. The event as a whole has been very successful, as illustrated in the report.

With the Periodic Table being crucial for chemists, physicists, astronomers and many more, the celebrations have brought together a large variety of participants, starting with a grand opening at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France and ending with a fabulous closing ceremony in Tokyo, Prince Hotel, Japan. Worldwide many scientists and educators have been working on these events, with a high degree of dedication and commitment to show scientists, the public and children the history and relevance of the Periodic Table. The Periodic Table is and will be used in hightech research to generate new ideas and solutions for the many challenges of modern society.

This overall report on the planning and celebrations of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019) has been assembled from information, photographs and data provided by a large number of teachers and scientists from all over the world, and by the IYPT2019 partners.

This final report was compiled and edited by the Editorial Team:
Frank Sekeris, office manager
Natalia Tarasova, co-chair of the IYPT Interunion International Management Committee
Jan Reedijk, co-chair of the IYPT Interunion International Management Committee
Page editing: All-Russian Science Festival

The Editorial Team has collected the material with the assistance of several IYPT Interunion International Management Committee (MC) members and professional partners. We have done our best to strive to a high degree of accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, but 100% accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Finally, any ideas or opinions expressed are those of the report contributors and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Editorial Team or their employers, the International Year of the Periodic Table Management Committee, UNESCO, or any of the other IYPT2019 partners or organizations involved.

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