International Year of Chemistry 2011


The IYC 2011 is a year long celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contribution to the well-being of humankind.

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To highlight IYC 2011, Chemistry World will be publishing a series of articles, features, news features and sections of the magazine that celebrate chemistry and its contribution in society.

A new section of the magazine - 'My Hero' - will feature chemistry Nobel prize winners (or other chemistry luminaries) talking about their chemistry heroes/heroines. 

Another new section of the magazine - 'Priorities in chemistry' - will introduce priority areas such as poverty and clean drinking water that chemistry researchers are trying to tackle. 

Look out for these new sections in Chemistry World during 2011, as well as special features and news features that highlight important chemistry issues.   


IYC

International Year of Chemistry launches across the world

16 February 2011

Luminaries from the world of chemistry highlight the project goals at the Paris launch event


Features

Reaching out

Reaching out

The explosion is the doyenne of chemical demonstrations, but is the web taking over as a tool for researchers to enthuse the public about chemistry? Phillip Broadwith investigates


Beyond the frontiers

Beyond the frontiers

In space and Antarctica, planning and running research projects transcends national borders. Laura Howes finds out how this affects the way researchers operate


Wealth of opportunity

Wealth of opportunity

Chemists in developing countries face unique challenges. But as Mike Brown discovers, for those willing to take them on, the benefits can be enormous


60 years of innovation

60 years of innovation

To celebrate the international year of chemistry, James Mitchell Crow looks back at some of the discoveries and developments made by chemists over the past six decades


Elements of inspiration

Elements of inspiration

Unerring in her enquiry and not afraid of hard work, Marie Curie set a shining example for generations of scientists. Bill Griffith explores the life of a chemical heroine


Priorities in chemistry

The crucible

Column: The crucible

Were you aware of Salt Awareness week? Me neither, admits Philip Ball


Comment

Waste not, want not

Will filling your car with biofuel ever be sustainable? Matthew Aylott says that new technology is set to make this dream a reality


Comment

Facing up to the challenges of sustainable development

Biofuels are needed more urgently than ever, but issues of land use change and management must be considered first, say Jeremy Woods, Seyed Ali Hosseini and Nilay Shah


The crucible

Column: The crucible

In the art world, chemistry continues to be a rich stimulus to the imagination, says Philip Ball


Comment

Gold and chemistry

Trevor Keel and Graham Hutchings celebrate a partnership that rarely gets a mention


Comment

Chemistry and risk perception

Dismissing the fears of a risk-averse public is no way to build constructive working relationships, writes David Ropeik


Comment

A chemist's defence

Reinforcing and not correcting the fears of a risk-averse public is no way to build constructive working relationships, writes Hal Sosabowski


Comment

Chemistry and our diet by 2020

How will chemistry change our diets in the next 10 years?


Comment

What proportion of the world's energy supply will be sustainable by 2020?

What proportion of the world's energy supply will be sustainable by 2020?


My hero

Letters

My hero: The greatest influences of chemistry

The greatest influences of chemistry


Nobel

My hero: The greatest influences of chemistry Nobel laureates

Aaron Ciechanover tells us why Charles Darwin is his hero in chemistry


My hero

My hero: The greatest influences of chemistry Nobel laureates

Harry Kroto tells us why Sir John Kappa is his hero in chemistry


Also of interest

International Year of Chemistry 2011

International Year of Chemistry

Watch the exciting experiments conducted at the House of Commons and find out more about the IYC goals and major events.


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