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.

Closing ceremony

International Year of the Periodic Table Closing Ceremony

January 15 - Closing Ceremony of the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT2019) took place in Japan, December 5th. During the year, the oldest classroom periodic table from 1885 at University of St. Andrews in Scotland was uncovered, and the smallest and largest ever tables were assembled.

What If? - Randal Munroe

December 20 - What would happen if you made a periodic table out of cube-shaped bricks, where each brick was made of the corresponding element?
Christmas gifts

Gift Tips for Christmas

December 11 - Get inspired by one of the many gift stores on the periodic table of elements theme - everything from mug to swimsuit...
Chemistry Advent

Chemistry Advent - a Different Periodic Table Every Day

December 4 - 2019 edition of the Compound Interest Chemistry advent calendar is running with a periodic table theme – every day in the run-up to Christmas, there’ll be a different periodic table featured. Have a look at a periodic table of rejected element names or table of element Scrabble scores...
Interactive periodic table

Interactive Periodic Table of Elements by Nature

November 29 - This collection features research from across those 150 years of periodic table, showcasing important and interesting research papers from the archive, along with commentaries and multimedia from across the Nature family.
Google Play

Periodic Table App

August 21 - The school year is coming - choose from various Periodic table of elements apps (Android), ideal for your studies.
Science festival

Science Festival 2019

August 21 - Uncover the periodic table of elements at the exhibition stand of the University of Chemical Technology, September 4, 2019 at the traditional festival of universities, academic and leisure institutions in Prague, Dejvice.
ACS Periodic Table Gallery

Periodic Table Gallery

July 3 - On American Chemical Society website, browse through a vast collection of different periodic tables from various sources. If you prefer one in print, download a free updated periodic table scalable to any size.

With Periodic Table of Elements Even during School Vacation

June 28 - Visit iQLANDIA in Liberec during summer from June 29. to September 1., 2019 and win a free entrance.

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

Chemické úterky (in Czech only)

May 14 - The Chemical Institute of the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, holds two IYPT2019 lectures:
Příběh uranu,
Periodická tabulka prvků.


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.

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 ceremony

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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