The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is one of the most significant achievements in science, capturing the essence not only of chemistry, but also physics and biology. And the periodic table continues to evolve: the four latest elements were named on Nov. 28, 2016.
1869 is considered as the year of discovery of the Periodic System by the Russian chemist, Dmitri Mendeleev. Year 2019 is the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and has therefore been proclaimed the "International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)" by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO.
- The IUPAC official website for IYPT2019: https://www.iypt2019.org/
- The latest version of the Periodic Table:
- The Royal Society of Chemistry celebrating IYPT2019:
- The American Chemical Society celebrating IYPT2019:
- Elements in your life: elementsinyourlife.org
- The latest 4 elements named:
The Department of Chemistry at HKU hosted a T-shirt design contest to celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table. T-shirts and reusable bags are for sale for a limited time at the Department of Chemistry.
For more details on the contest and IYPT2019-HKU Chemistry memorabilia, visit:
HKU Chem International Year of the Periodic Table Design Contest (link) and the Official Facebook page of the Department of Chemistry, HKU: