The International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011) is a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind under the unifying theme “Chemistry—our life, our future”.
The goals of IYC2011 are to increase the public appreciation of chemistry in meeting world needs, to encourage interest in chemistry among young people, and to generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry. The year 2011 will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize awarded to Madame Marie Curie—an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of women to science. The year will also be the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Chemical Societies, providing a chance to highlight the benefits of international scientific collaboration.
The CAS Science 100 Forum invites leading chemistry researchers to give lectures at GUCAS, explaining how chemistry has contributed to human progress, environmental protection and economic development as well as recent progress in chemistry. The lectures which have been delivered are as follows: more>>