On the Origin of the Elements

SPS-SCNAT symposium for the IYPT 2019: 150 year of the Periodic Table

Time

11:15 - 13:30

Venue

Universität Zürich
Campus Irchel
Room G30
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich

The Swiss Physical Society (SPS) and SCNAT celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table of the Elements (IYPT 2019) with a special symposium on Friday, 30 August 2019 in Zurich.

Logo of the IYPT 2019 - International Year of Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements
Image: UNESCO

The United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, IYPT2019, taking into account its 150th anniversary. The Swiss Physical Society (SPS) and the Platform MAP (Mathematics, Astronomy & Physics) of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) will celebrate this important milestone with a special symposium on Friday, 30 August 2019 in Zürich as the closing event of the joint annual meeting of SPS and ÖPG.

Under the title On the Origin of the Elements three overview talks will highlight the role of physics in the IYPT2019. Given by renowned specialists, they will cover the history of the discovery of the 118 elements, Big Bang and stellar nucleosynthesis, and the creation of heavy elements in stellar explosions. Each presentation will allow for enough time to answer questions from the audience.

Talks:

  1. Celebrating 150 years Periodic Table, historical remarks and current situation by Heinz W. Gäggeler (PSI & Uni. Bern)
  2. Big Bang and stars, two hot environments for making elements by Georges Meynet (Uni. Genève)
  3. Stellar Explosions and the Heavy Elements by Friedrich-Karl Thielemann (Uni. Basel)
  • Heinz Gäggeler speaking at the symposium "On the Origin of the Elements" (IYPT 2019)
  • Georges Meynet speaking at the symposium "On the Origin of the Elements" (IYPT2019)
  • Friedrich-Karl Thielemann speaking at the symposium "On the Origin of the Elements" (IYPT2019)
  • Heinz Gäggeler speaking at the symposium "On the Origin of the Elements" (IYPT 2019)Image: SCNAT1/3
  • Georges Meynet speaking at the symposium "On the Origin of the Elements" (IYPT2019)Image: SCNAT2/3
  • Friedrich-Karl Thielemann speaking at the symposium "On the Origin of the Elements" (IYPT2019)Image: SCNAT3/3

Intended for

Age:
  • 18+
  • 20-40
  • 55+

Activity

Content: challenging

Interactivity: passive

Inside/outside: inside

Categories

  • Elements
This symposium is free of charge and open to the public.
Languages: English
Weather dependent? No
Does it cost anything? No