The International Year of the Periodic Table was celebrated in 2019. One highlight was the closing ceremony in Tokyo, where scientists from GSI and FAIR also participated.
Photo: Sebastian Raeder / GSI
It was the culmination of an extraordinary anniversary year: the closing ceremony of the International Year of the Periodic Table proclaimed by the United Nations, recently held in Tokyo. 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the discovery of the periodic table. The GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung was also represented at the festive event in Japan. With its decades of successful research and the discovery of six new chemical elements, GSI contributed significantly to the updating of the periodic table.
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