Welcome to the International Year of the Periodic Table

2019 is both 150 years of chemistry’s roadmap and 100 years of IUPAC


Qi-Feng Zhou, IUPAC President

There is no scientific symbol more ubiquitous than the periodic table. It is a map of our knowledge, particularly in chemistry, and a symbolic representation of the process of scientific research. It is also a reference tool that is much needed in scientific communication. This year, we are celebrating both science and communication through symbolic anniversaries: the 150 years of the periodic table as outlined by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869, and the 100 years since the founding of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.

Read more … in Chemistry World, 18 Dec 2018