2019 – The International Year of the Periodic Table

1869 is considered as the year of discovery of the Periodic System by D. Mendeleev. 2019 is the 150th anniversary and has therefore been proclaimed the "International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)" by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO.

Science fair 2019

Science Fair 2019

June 3 - You can see Periodic table of elements and much more at Science Fair 2019 in Prague PVA EXPO PRAHA from June 6 to 8. It is the biggest popular – educational event of its kind in the Czech Republic organized by the Czech Academy of Sciences. You can find exhibitions of both UCT Prague and IOCB there.


Elemental Escapades Video Game

May 15 - On European Chemical Society website, you can explore the Element Scarcity Periodic Table or download Elemental Escapades Video Game.

Chemické úterky

Chemický úterek (in Czech only)

May 14 - The Chemical Institute of the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, holds a lecture "Periodic Table of Elements". Those who missed the lecture can view it online.


International Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad

April 20 – 27 - Czech students won 3 silver and 1 bronze medals at the International Mendeleev Chemical Olympiad (IMChO). On the occasion of the anniversary of the periodic law discovery, IMChO was held for the first time in St. Petersburg, the city where D. Mendeleev lived and worked.
Chemicke listy

Chemical Papers (English abstracts only)

April 15 - The 4th issue of Chemical papers is dedicated to Mendeleev's table, you can read it online, if you prefer printed version, you can visit NTK Periodicals reading room, three UCT departmental libraries or IOCB reading room.
Tabulka na Prirodovede

Periodic Table at the Faculty of Science in Prague

March 6 - To honor the cooperation of Mendeleev with Czech chemist Bohuslav Brauner, scientists from the chemical departments of the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, created an exhibition of chemical elements in the form of a large interactive periodic system of elements.

RSC Interactive Periodic Table

February 20 - The Royal Society of Chemistry has released a new version of their Visual Elements Periodic Table, providing an interactive display of facts, atomic data and other interesting resources.

The Past and the Future of the Periodic Table of Elements (in Czech only)

February 2 - Who wouldn't know Professor Slavíček from UCT? Listen to his lecture from January 18, presented on the occasion of "Pátečníci" lectures.
Library collection

Periodic Table of the Elements in the Library Collection

February 1 - Check the books related to the periodic table of the elements which you can find in the print library collection.
Zahajovaci ceremonial

IYPT 2019 Opening Ceremony

January 29 - Last Tuesday the Opening Ceremony of the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT2019) took place at the UNESCO HQ in Paris, France.
150 years ago, in February 1969, Dmitrii Mendeleev was the first who published an article with the formulation of the periodic law and the depiction of the periodic system of elements (Основы химии, 1869, 5); in the same year the abstract with the same table was published in German journal (Über die Beziehungen der Eigeschaften zu den Atomgewichten der Elemente, ZChem, 1869, 12, 405-406).
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