IYPT 2019

150 years ago, Dmitry Mendeleev has created the periodic table. The United Nations has declared 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Elements (IYPT 2019). The year should raise global awareness of chemistry and show the diversity of the periodic table and the creative ideas on this topic.

Below we list selected, funny, serious, instructive, fascinating, surprising, ... projects around the periodic table

Enjoy, share, get inspired, and let us know what you like best


Chemistry Advent Calendar 2018 Element Video Competition Mein Lieblingselement; GDCh
In My Element IYPT2019 Interaktives periodensystem, GDCh Elements, Disoverer, Periodic System Quiz IYPT2019
Element of the Day Spotify Songlist Chemical Poems on each element - Mario Markus
Artwork Competition Opening Ceremony Highlights Periodic Zable of Wiley Books
Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain Element Video Competition - submitted videos CHIMIA Special Issue - Swiss Chemical Society
New Kids on the Table: Is Element 118 a Noble Gas? Anales de Quimica Periodic Debate
Periodic Table of the Elements Coloring Book Interview with Eric Scerri - History of periodic Table





Selected Events

  • IYPT2019 Opening Ceremony at UNESCO in Paris, France, on 29 January
    In 1939, Francium, the last element was discovered from nature by Marguerite Perey, Radium Institute, Paris, France
  • Opening in Moscow, Russia, on 8 February
  • IUPAC Congress in Paris, France, on 7–12 July
  • 4th International Conference on the Periodic Table, in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 26–28 July
  • IYPT Closing Ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, on 5 December
    (hosted by Science Council of Japan IUPAC subcommittee)
    In 2004-2012, Nihonium, the first element was discovered in Japan by the Kosuke Morita group, RIKEN, Japan (Nihon is a Japanese name of Japan)

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