Chemistry is Being Celebrated Worldwide in 2011

2011 is the International Year of Chemistry, with chemistry being celebrated worldwide.

The slogan, “Chemistry – our life, our future” is driving forward events such as interactive experiments and lectures worldwide. The events are an attempt to increase public appreciation of chemistry, its ability to meet world needs, interest young people and generate excitement about the future of chemistry.

The year coincides with the 100th anniversary of Marie Curie’s Nobel Prize award, as well as the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Chemical Societies, meaning 2011 is a chance to celebrate the contribution of women to chemistry and indicate the benefits of international cooperation within the sciences.

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