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International Year of the Periodic Table

2019-03-27 14:30:30

New Library Display

Dmitiri Mendeleev discovered the periodic system in 1869 making 2019 the 150thanniversary of his discovery. As a result, 2019 has been designated the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT2019) by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO.

"The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is one of the most significant achievements in science, capturing the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics and biology. It is a unique tool, enabling scientists to predict the appearance and properties of matter on the Earth and in the rest of the Universe." The Periodic Table groups the elements according to their chemical properties and electron configurations, in increasing order of atomic number and atomic weight.

The Michael Schwartz Library has created a display to celebrate IYPT2019. Books and items will be on display through the end of May and some of the books may be checked out at the User Services Desk. Stop by the first floor of the library to see the display, located across from the CPL Connection Lounge.

Further information about IYPT2019: https://www.iypt2019.org/

by Theresa Nawalaniec, Sciences & Engineering/Nursing Librarian, Michael Schwartz Library

Periodic Table

Posted 2019-03-27 14:30:30 by Barbara_Loomis.

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