International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Invitation to the Closing Ceremony

Brussels, on December 1st, 2011

Oct 12, 2011

IYC 2011 has encountered a worldwide success on this anniversary year of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Marie Curie. The enthusiasm of youth, teachers, researchers, the contribution of industries and the public’s interest are contributing to creating an international awareness of the importance of chemistry and its vital contribution to the well-being of humankind.

The Square, Brussels
In Brussels, on December 1st will be held the Closing ceremony of the International Year of Chemistry. The IYC closing ceremony will emphasize the creativity and the potential of Chemistry to address the challenges facing our societies. High level speakers and young leaders will explore and debate how chemistry is vital for solving our most critical global problems including food, water, health, energy, habitat, and more.

Students are particularly invited to attend and participate actively at the open debate with Professor Ada Yonath (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2009), Professor Jean-Luc Bredas (Prix Francqui-Georgia Tech. University), and decision makers from the Chemical and life science Industry.

Plan to participate in this exciting international event addressing many challenging issues. Register NOW!

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