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International Year of Chemistry; Great Launch, Shame about the Communication

1:43 PM MST | February 4, 2011 | Alex Scott

A host of leading lights from the world of chemistry gathered in Paris, France this week to celebrate the launch of the United Nations international year of chemistry (IYC). If there was one word to sum up the approach of the eminent list of speakers it is ‘passion’. The speakers consistently expressed their passion that chemistry must be promoted as the key to a better world – for boosting food production, availability of potable water, and provision of sustainable energy in the face of finite resources and a human population that is set to...

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