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The Opening Ceremony took place at the 29th of January at the UNESCO HQ in Paris, France.
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The full programme booklet can be found here: IYPT2019 Opening Ceremony programme booklet

Programme

08:30-09:45 REGISTRATION
Exhibition area open
10:00-10:40 WELCOME SESSION
Moderator: Flavia Schlegel
Ms. Audrey Azoulay – Director-General UNESCO
Mr. Mikhail Kotyukov – Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Pierre Corvol – President of l’Académie des Sciences, Institut de France
Dr. Andrey Guryev – CEO PhosAgro
10:40-10:50 MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Mira Yevtich – Brahms Rhapsody Opus 79 number 2
10:50-11:00 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMME
Prof. Natalia Tarasova – IYPT MC co-chair, Past-President of IUPAC
11:00-11:30 ELEMENTS FOR LIFE
ROUND TABLE
Moderator: Mr. Philip Ball
Ms. Emelia Arthur (FAO/UCN/IIED STEM) – (women) education in Africa
Dr. Marco Mensink (CEO ICCA) – Industry and UN SDG
Prof. Alinka Lépine-Szily (Sao Paolo) – Discovery of new elements
11:30- 11:55 NOBEL LAUREATE LECTURE
Introduction: Prof. Jan Reedijk, IYPT MC co-chair
PERIODIC TABLE FOR SOCIETY AND THE FUTURE
Prof. Ben Feringa – Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2016
11:55-12:05 PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
INAUGURATION OF THE GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE “1001 INVENTIONS: JOURNEYS FROM ALCHEMY TO CHEMISTRY”
Ahmed Salim – Co-Founder and Director, 1001 Inventions organisation
12:05- 12:25 HAND-MADE ELEMENTS
Introduction: Prof. Bruce McKellar – Past President IUPAP
NEWCOMERS IN THE PERIODIC TABLE
Prof. Youri Oganessian – Scientific Director Flerov Laboratory, Dubna
12:25-14:00 LUNCH BREAK
Visit of the Periodic Table exhibition
14:00-14:20 PERIODIC TABLE AND EDUCATION OUTREACH
Introduction: Prof. Pilar Goya – President EuChemS
MENDELEEV’S GIFT TO EDUCATION
Prof. Martyn Poliakoff – University of Nottingham
14:20- 15:00 YOUNG OUTSTANDING SCIENTISTS OF THE WORLD
STANDUP 4 PERIODIC TABLE-DEDICATED ADDRESSES BY YOUNG CHEMISTS FROM REGIONS OF THE WORLD
Moderator: Dr. Michel Spiro – President Designate IUPAP
Ms. Nozipho Gumbi – Africa
Mr. Xuefeng Jiang – Asia
Ms. Thahira Begum – Asia-Pacific
Ms. Kita Macario – Latin America
Mr. Patrick Steinegger – Europe-North America
Ms. Nourtan Abdeltawab – Arab States
15:00-16:00 ON THE ORIGIN OF ELEMENTS
Moderator: Dr. Romain Murenzi – Executive Director TWAS
ORIGIN OF THE ELEMENTS IN OUTER SPACE
Prof. Ewine van Dishoeck – Kavli Prize Laureate 2018; Leiden University
THE PERIODIC TABLE AND METEORITES
Dr. Maria Lugaro – Konkoly Observatory, Budapest
STARS FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE
Prof. Alexander Lutovinov – Space Researc Institute RAS
16:00-16:30 COFFEE/TEA BREAK
Visit of the Periodic Table exhibition
16:30-17:20 PERIODIC TABLE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS FOR DEVELOPMENT
ROUND TABLE
Moderator: Prof. Nicole Moreau – Chair of the International Scientific Board for the IBSP at UNESCO
Prof. Qi-Feng Zhou – President of IUPAC
Prof. Kennedy Reed – President of IUPAP
Prof. Aslan Tsivadze – President of the Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society
Dr. Bonnie Charpentier – President of the American Chemical Society
Dr. Robert Parker – CEO of the Royal Society of Chemistry
17:20- 18:20 PERIODIC TABLE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS SESSION
ROUND TABLE
Moderator: Ms. Peggy Oti-Boateng – UNESCO
Prof. Daya Reddy – ISC
Prof. Wole Soboyejo – Worchester Polytechnic Institute
Prof. Sandro Scandolo – ICTP
Dr. Brigitte van Tiggelen – On behalf of the President of the IUHSPT
Dr. Mark Cesa – OPCW Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. Pietro Tundo – ICGCSD, IUPAC
18:20-18:30 MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Mira Yevtich – Chopin Nocture Opus 15 number 2 + Scriabin Poem Opus 32 number 2
18:30- 18:40 CLOSING REMARKS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE IYPT CLOSING CEREMONY IN TOKYO, JAPAN ON DECEMBER 5TH, 2019
Dr. Kohei Tamao – Chair of the IYPT Closing Ceremony Committee in Japan
CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE IYPT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Prof. Jan Reedijk & Prof. Natalia Tarasova – IYPT MC Co-chairs

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