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2019 - Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements

Wednesday 12 June, 2019 at 13:00 - 15:00
KB.E3.03 Carl Kempe sal, KBC-building

We are celebrating the 2019 Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements with three Keynote lectures on the topic. This event will take place in the Carl Kempe sal (KB.E3.03) of KBC on June 12th at 13.00. The lectures will be given in English and open for everyone.


13:00-13:15 Jean-François Boily & Vice Chancellor Hans Adolfsson (Umeå University):

Opening Remarks

13:15-14:00 Eric Scerri (UCLA):

The Periodic Table, Its Story and Its Significance.

14:00-14:30 Dirk Rudolph (Lund University): 

Nuclear Alchemy - Synthesis and Studies of (New) Superheavy Elements

14:30-15:00 Lars Öhrström (Chalmers):

Periodic footprints in history, literature and cinema    

Finally, this event is also the kick-off of Inorganic Days (, a 3-day conference of the Swedish Chemical Society to be held in KBC on June 12-14. Check the program here for talks that could potentially interest you.



Eric Scerri (UCLA)

Dirk Rudolph (Lund University)

Lars Öhrström (Chalmers)

Jean-Francois Boily
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