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Led by the College of Sciences, Georgia Tech will celebrate 2019, the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (#IYPT2019GT), all year long. Every week, we will highlight elements through videos and factual trivia. Every month, a student, faculty, or staff will expound on a favorite element in a short video. From January to December, we will host events to engage the community with the periodic table through arts, academics, athletics, and fun.
Meet new elements. Renew acquaintances with elements you've encountered. With permission from the University of Nottingham's Periodic Table of Videos, we bring you elements at random. Be amused. Be amazed.
Each month, in our "My Favorite Element" series, meet a Georgia Tech student, faculty, or staff and their favorite element.
The Periodic Table Mixed It Up with Yellow Jackets’ Tip-Off on Jan. 22
A unique treat awaited fans at the Yellow Jackets’ Jan. 22 men’s basketball home game. The Georgia Tech team battled Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish for the hoops amid element cards, games, and prizes to celebrate 2019, the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. The Yellow Jackets prevailed over the Fighting Irish, 63-61.
Frontiers in Science Lecture Series
In February, the Frontiers in Science Lecture Series on the periodic table will commence. Lectures will explore topics from the origin of the chemical elements to the economic, societal, and geopolitical consequences of elements yet undiscovered or in scarce supply. Among the lecturers is bestselling author Sam Kean. His book “The Disappearing Spoon” reveals the periodic table as a treasure trove of passion, adventure, betrayal, and obsession.
IYPTE 2019 Events
#IYPT2019GT is for all of the Georgia Tech community.