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.
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.
16 February 2011
Luminaries from the world of chemistry highlight the project goals at the Paris launch event
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
In space and Antarctica, planning and running research projects transcends national borders. Laura Howes finds out how this affects the way researchers operate
Chemists in developing countries face unique challenges. But as Mike Brown discovers, for those willing to take them on, the benefits can be enormous
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
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
Were you aware of Salt Awareness week? Me neither, admits Philip Ball
Will filling your car with biofuel ever be sustainable? Matthew Aylott says that new technology is set to make this dream a reality
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
In the art world, chemistry continues to be a rich stimulus to the imagination, says Philip Ball
Trevor Keel and Graham Hutchings celebrate a partnership that rarely gets a mention
Dismissing the fears of a risk-averse public is no way to build constructive working relationships, writes David Ropeik
Reinforcing and not correcting the fears of a risk-averse public is no way to build constructive working relationships, writes Hal Sosabowski
How will chemistry change our diets in the next 10 years?
What proportion of the world's energy supply will be sustainable by 2020?
The greatest influences of chemistry
Aaron Ciechanover tells us why Charles Darwin is his hero in chemistry
Harry Kroto tells us why Sir John Kappa is his hero in chemistry
Also of interest
Watch the exciting experiments conducted at the House of Commons and find out more about the IYC goals and major events.
International Year of Chemistry homepage
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