Dozens of cities all over the world will join the event which will take place in the framework of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO. The table is a graphic representation of the periodic law formulated by the Russian scientist Dmitry Mendeleev in 1869. The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is one of the most significant achievements in science, capturing the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics and biology. It is a unique tool, enabling scientist to predict the appearance and properties of matter on the Earth and in the rest of the Universe.
The date for the event is not a coincidence, as October 12 is the birthday of the first chemical laboratory in Russia, which was set up by Mikhail Lomonosov at the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences.
The event itself will be held in the leading universities in Russia and other countries, museums, cultural centers and other venues. 39 various tasks are prepared for “laboratory assistants” (participants). In the end the “lab bosses” - leading chemists and popularizers from around the world will discuss the correct answers. All “laboratory assistants” will receive souvenirs, prizes, gifts and bonuses from the partners of “Mendeleev Lab: the leading global manufacturer of chemical experiments for children - the company Mel Science and the Alpina Non-Fiction publisher.
The quiz itself will also be available online at laba.media.
For the first time, Laba will be held in several languages: English, French, Spanish and others. The key sites of the Mendeleev Lab abroad will be representative offices of Rossotrudnichestvo - Russian centers of science and culture.
The official youtube channel is “Chemistry is easy.” The official social network - VKontakte. The official film partner is the International Festival of Contemporary Scientific Cinema “FANK”.
Mendeleev Lab is part of The Laba science outreach initiative. “Open Laboratory” is the largest one-day popular science event in the world. It has been held since 2017 to celebrate the Day of Russian Science. In 2019, it was organized in 30 countries in several languages and brought together about 100 thousand participants. It was awarded the prize “The true Science” in the nomination “Breakthrough of the Year” (awarded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Ministry of Education).
Laba.media is a daily source of information about science and evidence-based medicine. Tests, videos, podcasts and streams from the best scientists, popularizers and bloggers. Exists since October 1, 2018.
The Laba project was founded by the philanthropist and businessman Roman Avdeev.
The organization’s mission is to support the interest of children and adults in gaining new knowledge and to carry them into the world of science.
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