The International Year of the Periodic Table is launched today in Paris and the University of Nottingham has revealed some exciting plans to celebrate this scientific milestone, including creating a Nottingham Periodic table featuring recognisable landmarks, sayings and people from the city.
Nottingham Periodic Table
To mark this important event the University of Nottingham is creating a Nottingham version of the Periodic Table and is asking people to help by providing their suggestions of Nottingham related replacements for the chemical elements. For example Fr – Friar Tuck, Pa – Paul Smith, Eu – ‘Ey Up Mi Duck’. Submit your suggestion.
The completed Nottingham Periodic Table will be unveiled at this year’s Wonder event on 15 June which will also have a periodic table theme.
Another highlight of the celebrations is a guest lecture from Russian nuclear physicist, Yuri Oganessian on 13 March, he is the only living person to have an element, Oganesson, named after him (No 118).
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