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Opening Ceremony


The Opening Ceremony took place at the 29th of January at the UNESCO HQ in Paris, France.
Missed the Opening Ceremony? Watch it all via these links.

English: http://webcast.unesco.org/live...
French: http://webcast.unesco.org/live...
Russian: http://webcast.unesco.org/live...

The programme booklet can be found here

Programme

08:30-09:45REGISTRATION
Exhibition area open
10:00-10:40WELCOME SESSION
Moderator: Flavia Schlegel 
Ms. Audrey Azoulay - Director-General UNESCO
Mr. Mikhail Kotyukov - Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Pierre Corvol - President of l'Académie des Sciences, Institut de France
Dr. Andrey Guryev - CEO PhosAgro
10:40-10:50MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Mira Yevtich - Brahms Rhapsody Opus 79 number 2
10:50-11:00INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMME
Prof. Natalia Tarasova - IYPT MC co-chair, Past-President of IUPAC
11:00-11:30ELEMENTS FOR LIFE
ROUND TABLE
Moderator: Mr. Philip Ball
Ms. Emelia Arthur (FAO/UCN/IIED STEM) - (women) education in Africa
Dr. Marco Mensink (CEO ICCA) - Industry and UN SDG
Prof. Alinka Lépine-Szily (Sao Paolo) - Discovery of new elements
11:30- 11:55NOBEL LAUREATE LECTURE
Introduction: Prof. Jan Reedijk, IYPT MC co-chair
PERIODIC TABLE FOR SOCIETY AND THE FUTURE
Prof. Ben Feringa - Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2016
11:55-12:05PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
INAUGURATION OF THE GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVE "1001 INVENTIONS: JOURNEYS FROM ALCHEMY TO CHEMISTRY”
Ahmed Salim - Co-Founder and Director, 1001 Inventions organisation
12:05- 12:25HAND-MADE ELEMENTS
Introduction: Prof. Bruce McKellar - Past President IUPAP
NEWCOMERS IN THE PERIODIC TABLE
Prof. Youri Oganessian - Scientific Director Flerov Laboratory, Dubna
12:25-14:00LUNCH BREAK
Visit of the Periodic Table exhibition
14:00-14:20PERIODIC TABLE AND EDUCATION OUTREACH
Introduction: Prof. Pilar Goya - President EuChemS
MENDELEEV'S GIFT TO EDUCATION
Prof. Martyn Poliakoff - University of Nottingham
14:20- 15:00YOUNG OUTSTANDING SCIENTISTS OF THE WORLD
STANDUP 4 PERIODIC TABLE-DEDICATED ADDRESSES BY YOUNG CHEMISTS FROM REGIONS OF THE WORLD
Moderator: Dr. Michel Spiro - President Designate IUPAP
Ms. Nozipho Gumbi - Africa
Mr. Xuefeng Jiang - Asia
Ms. Thahira Begum - Asia-Pacific
Ms. Kita Macario - Latin America
Mr. Patrick Steinegger - Europe-North America
Ms. Nourtan Abdeltawab - Arab States
15:00-16:00ON THE ORIGIN OF ELEMENTS
ROUND TABLE
Moderator: Dr. Romain Murenzi - Executive Director TWAS
ORIGIN OF THE ELEMENTS IN OUTER SPACE
Prof. Ewine van Dishoeck - Kavli Prize Laureate 2018; Leiden University
THE PERIODIC TABLE AND METEORITES
Dr. Maria Lugaro - Konkoly Observatory, Budapest 
STARS FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE
Prof. Alexander Lutovinov - Space Researc Institute RAS
16:00-16:30COFFEE/TEA BREAK
Visit of the Periodic Table exhibition
16:30-17:20PERIODIC TABLE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCEPTS FOR DEVELOPMENT
ROUND TABLE
Moderator: Prof. Nicole Moreau - Chair of the International Scientific Board for the IBSP at UNESCO
Prof. Qi-Feng Zhou - President of IUPAC
Prof. Kennedy Reed - President of IUPAP
Prof. Aslan Tsivadze - President of the Mendeleev Russian Chemical Society
Dr. Bonnie Charpentier - President of the American Chemical Society
Dr. Robert Parker - CEO of the Royal Society of Chemistry
17:20- 18:20PERIODIC TABLE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS SESSION
ROUND TABLE
Moderator: Ms. Peggy Oti-Boateng - UNESCO
Prof. Daya Reddy - ISC
Prof. Wole Soboyejo - Worchester Polytechnic Institute
Prof. Sandro Scandolo - ICTP
Dr. Brigitte van Tiggelen - On behalf of the President of the IUHSPT
Dr. Mark Cesa - OPCW Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. Pietro Tundo - ICGCSD, IUPAC
18:20-18:30MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Mira Yevtich - Chopin Nocture Opus 15 number 2 + Scriabin Poem Opus 32 number 2
18:30- 18:40CLOSING REMARKS
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE IYPT CLOSING CEREMONY IN TOKYO, JAPAN ON DECEMBER 5TH, 2019
Dr. Kohei Tamao - Chair of the IYPT Closing Ceremony Committee in Japan

CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE IYPT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
Prof. Jan Reedijk & Prof. Natalia Tarasova - IYPT MC Co-chairs