The International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements
The 23rd annual conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry (ISPC) will be held from Monday, 15 July until Wednesday, 17 July 2019 in Torino (Italy), at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Torino.
The conference will be open to the full range of topics related with the philosophy of chemistry and the philosophy of science, addressed from a chemical perspective.
The 2019 edition of the ISPC conference will also celebrate two anniversaries that are especially relevant to the community of chemists.
The United Nations General Assembly has declared Year 2019 as “The International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements”, as it marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of the first Periodic Table by Dimitri Mendeleev in 1869. The Periodic System is a pivotal achievement of chemistry and a unifying scientific concept, with broad implications in Astronomy, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and other natural sciences. Its anniversary will be celebrated with a special lecture by Prof. Eric Scerri (university of California-Los Angeles, UCLA).