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Academia Europaea 23rd Annual Conference "Chemistry, Sciences, Culture and Society in the making of Europe"

Location UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
Date 20 - 22 September 2011
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Logo year of chemistry The 23rd Annual Conference of Academia Europaea was held in 2011, the International Year of Chemistry which also corresponds to the 100th Anniversary of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded in 1911 to Marie Curie, for her discovery of radium and polonium. Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña, President of the COST Committee of Senior Officials, gave a presentation at the event.

The conference programme highlighted the structuring role of chemistry in our practical and theoretical way to relate to nature, stressing its broader impact on our way of thinking and on the history of civilisation. The programme covered aspects of the “hard sciences”; discussing how and what these sciences have brought to chemistry and, in turn, what chemistry has brought to them. Other sessions covered the contributions of chemistry to a number of important topics such as agriculture, biomass conversion, pollution control (water, air, soil), transportation, energy saving, communication, materials science (top down/bottom up approach), pharmaceutics, nanotechnology, to name but a few.

Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña, COST CSO President, spoke about 'Research Networks for Global Sustainability' during the session that focused on European Challenges on 21 September 2011.

For more information, please visit the Conference Website.