Periodic Table of Younger Chemists seeking nominations
In celebration of its centenary (IUPAC100) and the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019, IUPAC and the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) announce the creation of a Periodic Table of Younger Chemists. Beginning in July 2018 and ending in July 2019 at the World Chemistry Congress and IUPAC General Assembly, IUPAC will honor a diverse group of 118 outstanding younger chemists from around the world who in embody the mission and core values of IUPAC. The resulting periodic table will highlight the diversity of careers, creativity, and dedication of the young chemists leading us into the next century. Winners will be profiled on the IUPAC100 website and will receive a certificate from IUPAC. Elements of the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists will be revealed over time in order of scientific discovery. Approximately eight elements will be revealed each month beginning in July 2018 with the final elements being awarded at the IUPAC General Assembly and World Chemistry Congress in Paris, France in July, 2019. Nominations are accepted each month for the next set of elements. For more information and to nominate someone, visit https://iupac.org/100/pt-of-chemist.
2019 International Year of the Periodic Table
On 20 December 2017, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly proclaimed 2019 to be the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT 2019). In doing so, the UN has recognized the importance of raising global awareness of how chemistry promotes sustainable development and provides solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture, and health.
The development of the Periodic Table of the Elements is one of the most significant achievements in science and a uniting scientific concept, with broad implications in Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and other natural sciences. The International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements in 2019 will coincide with the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the Periodic System by Dmitry Mendeleev in 1869, and with the centenary of IUPAC (IUPAC100). More information can be found on the website https://www.iypt2019.org/.
International Younger Chemists Network
The International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) was officially launched at the 49th IUPAC General Assembly in São Paulo, Brazil, in July 2017. The IYCN wants to “create a unified global network of young chemists to communicate, collaborate, educate, and mentor”. To find out more, read more in ChemViews Magazine.(online 5 Dec 2017).
IUPAC Young Observer Program
To introduce younger chemists to the activities and projects of the International Union, IUPAC holds a Young Observer program. Every two years, younger chemists from around the world attend IUPAC division and committee meetings of the General Assembly to learn more about the union. Many of them ultimately become involved in the union in various ways. The next program will be for the 2019 General Assembly and Congress, July 5-12, 2019, in Paris, France.
Isotopes Matter!! New Interactive Periodic Table
In partnership with researchers at the King’s Centre for Visualization in Science, a team of IUPAC scientists and educators created an interactive electronic isotopic periodic table. Launched in August 2016, it can be found at www.isotopesmatter.com. The accompanying educational materials inform students and the general public about the many uses of isotopes in our lives. A print version of the periodic table of the isotopes and elements is available at http://ciaaw.org/periodic-table-isotopes.htm.