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Year of Mendeleev periodic table ended in Tokyo
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The official closing ceremony of the Year of the periodic table was held in Tokyo, TASS reported. The events dedicated to this occasion were attended by Russian scientists. Guests from Russia gave lectures to students and schoolchildren, visited the Japanese Institute of Physical and Chemical Research and met with foreign colleagues.
According to the deputy head of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Grigory Trubnikov, such a large campaign as the Year of the periodic table made it possible to deepen the interaction between chemists from different countries, and also helped to expand the exchange of scientific personnel.
But the most important thing is that the Year of the Periodic Table made it possible to interest many children in chemistry and draw them into the atmosphere of science and knowledge of the world. And millions and millions of people from all over the world learned how the table was opened and why it was so important for the development of fundamental science.
Russkiy Mir reported that the UN General Assembly declared 2019 the International Year of the periodic table. In honor of the famous Russian scientist, various events dedicated to the centennial anniversary of the creation of the Periodic Table by Mendeleev were held in Russia and worldwide. The opening of the International Year took place in Paris in January.
During the year, over half a million educational events took place in Russia. Among them are the All-Russian Congress of Chemistry Teachers, the NAUKA 0+ festival, the 21st Mendeleev Congress on General and Applied Chemistry and others.
According to the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeyev, the Year of the periodic table will lead to an influx of young people into science all over the world. He added that the world scientific community proposed to declare 2022 the Year of Fundamental Science.