In 2019 we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table. Therefore, 2019 has been proclaimed the « International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019) » by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO.
This is a good reason to reflect on the past, the present and the future of the well-known table which connects scientists, historians, and philosophers.
KVCV, VeLeWe and Universiteit Antwerpen are celebrating this on 15 June 2019 with keynote lectures of Eric Scerri, a world authority on the history and philosophy of the periodic table, Sammy Verbruggen, Titanium in the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists, and Jan Tytgat, director Government Affairs EU at Umicore, one of the world’s largest precious metals recycling companies.
Saturday 15 June 2019
Universiteit Antwerpen, Campus Groenenborger, Gebouw T, lokaal T.105, Groenenborgerlaan 171, 2020 Antwerpen
• 9h30 Reception
• 10h00 Dr. Filip Buyse – Welcome
• 10h15 Prof. Dr. Eric Scerri, University of California – Celebrating the Sesquicentennial of the Periodic Table: the Past and the Present
• 11h15 Prof. Dr. Sammy Verbruggen, Universiteit Antwerpen – Photocatalysis: Using Sunlight to Clean the Air
• 11h45 Dr. Jan Tytgat, Umicore – Trends in Li-ion Batteries Chemistry
• 12h15 End
More information and registration on kvcv.be/iypt.