Nobel Laureates Celebrate 50 Years of Angewandte Chemie International Edition

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  • Author: Angewandte Chemie International Edition
  • Published Date: 16 May 2011
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  • Angewandte Chemie International Edition, the leading journal in chemistry, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary.
  • On this occasion, symposia in Tokyo (June 20) and Beijing (June 22) will attract a wide audience. See
  • The event is jointly organized by journal's owner society, Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), its Chinese (CCS) and Japanese counterparts (CSJ) as well as its publisher, Wiley-VCH. It is aimed at strengthening ties in the scientific community and celebrating the International Year of Chemistry 2011.
  • The symposia can be watched online at!

Come June 2011, four chemistry Nobel laureates and other renowned chemists will share the stage at two symposia organized by the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (German Chemical Society; GDCh), the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS), and the publishers Wiley-VCH to mark the 50th anniversary of Angewandte Chemie International Edition, the flagship journal of the GDCh and leading title in the field. The journal has successfully fostered scientific communication in print and online media, and the symposia will bring its spirit to life.

Under the motto "Catalysis and Synthesis—Advanced Materials and Chemical Biology" the symposia will be held on June 20 at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Ookayama, Kuramae Hall) and on June 22 at Beijing’s Tsinghua University (Main Building).

Celebrating Excellence, Strengthening Scientific Dialogue

The symposia will celebrate excellence in chemistry and will serve to strengthen the scientific dialogue between the GDCh and its partner societies in Japan (CSJ) and China (CCS). This widening of scientific dialogue is supported by the Research in Germany initiative, which promotes funding by German institutions such as the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH). The symposia are an important part of the celebrations of the International Year of Chemistry 2011 and the 150th anniversary of official relations between Japan and Germany. The organizers have lined up an impressive panel of speakers including chemistry Nobel laureates R. Noyori, A. Suzuki, K. B. Sharpless, and H. Michel, as well as AvH president H. Schwarz. The program encompasses the full depth and breadth of modern chemistry, from synthesis and catalysis to bio- and nanotechnology as well as health- and energy-related chemistry.

More detailed information about the events, such as the full program and latest news, can be found on its website at As the organizers anticipate strong interest in the symposia, please register online as soon as possible. Successful registrants will receive a confirmation email. Three hours after the close of the physical events, the symposia can also be viewed online through ChemPubSoc Europe's chemistry portal at Additionally, to promote scientific dialogue between Germany and China, young scientists in Beijing are cordially invited to join a career workshop on June 23 at the Sino-German Center for Research Promotion. See for more information.

"Angewandte Chemie has shaped both chemistry and the publishing landscape. Nobel laureates have found a home in the journal. The German edition dates back to 1888 and the decision to launch an international edition in 1962, long before "globalization" was very far-sighted, and helped to establish English as the international language of chemistry. Angewandte Chemie also supported the modernization of the continental European publishing landscape by bringing 14 national journals together, and the start of Chemistry—An Asian Journal, which is owned by 12 Asian chemical societies. Exciting journals – such as ChemMedChem and ChemSusChem – were spun off successfully a number of times. Last but not least its impact factor (11.829) is the highest of any chemistry journal that publishes original research," says Professor Wolfram Koch, Managing Director of the GDCh.

Peter Gölitz, who has served as Editor of Angewandte Chemie from the Wiley-VCH office in Weinheim, Germany, for over 25 years adds: "We are extremely delighted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Angewandte Chemie International Edition with authors and peers in Asia. Throughout the years, Wiley-VCH and GDCh have developed a unique relationship. It was shaped by our common, 90-year endeavor to innovate, trace, and publish the best of scientific content to the community. With Angewandte Chemie’s comprehensive mix of reviews, highlights, communications, and more, we ensure that researchers from both academia and industry as well as students and educators around the world are kept abreast of the latest and most important developments in their field. The symposia will help to foster even greater collaboration among the international community. Participants will benefit from the dialogue and networking opportunities."

About Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (German Chemical Society; GDCh)

The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) is the largest chemical society in continental Europe with members from academe, industry and other areas. The GDCh supports chemistry in teaching, research and application and promotes the understanding of chemistry in the public. The society, a registered charity, was founded in 1949 but builds on a long tradition that began in 1867 when its first predecessor organization, the Deutsche Chemische Gesellschaft was founded in Berlin.

About Wiley-VCH

Founded in 1921 by German scientific societies and associations, Wiley-VCH is one of the leading publishers in Germany, with a special emphasis on science. Wiley-VCH, which has been part of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. since 1996, publishes English- and German-language scientific and technical books, journals, and data collections in print and online, featuring leading authors and researchers in chemistry, physics and materials science from all over the world. Today, Wiley-VCH serves more than 35 chemical societies from around the globe.

About Wiley

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology or Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, and Peace. It is the world's leading society publisher.

Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The Company's Web site can be accessed at The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

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