International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT)

  • Updated feature on the periodic table and chemical elements
  • Perspective from a chemist on the Periodic Table's role in the 21st Century

Celebrating the Periodic Table, one of the most significant achievements in science

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. Here at Springer, we're continuing to engage in the global dialogue around the IYPT. 

Springer author and chemist, Prof D. Michael P. Mingos contributes his perspective on the periodic table's role today. Also, read and share the handpicked research we've put together below, with your communities. 

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From our author

Read a perspective on the history of the Periodic table and how the leading book series, Structure and Bonding will mark this important anniversary - with two special volumes to be published later this year. 

SPSN-Chem-IYPT © SpringerProf D. Michael P Mingos FRS is an Emeritus Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford and Series Editor of the internationally renowned review series, Structure and Bonding. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1992 and the European Academy of Sciences in 2017. He has received many prizes – the most recent was the Blaise Pascal Medal in 2017.

Prof D. Michael P. Mingos

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