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Conference in the RP Senate 2011.06.07

Conference in the Senate of The Republic of Poland

on the occasion of

the International Year of Chemistry IYC 2011

and the Year of Maria Skłodowska-Curie MSC-100

Chemistry in development and civilization progress

7 June 2011

Conference program

11.00 – 11.20
Opening of the conference
  • Bogdan Borusewicz, Speaker of the RP Senate
  • Prof. Bogusław Buszewski, President of the Polish Chemical Society
  • Prof. Barbara Kudrycka, Minister of Science and Higher Education
  • Prof. Michał Kleiber, President of the Polish Academy of Sciences

First part of the conference

11.20 – 11.45
Prof. Barbara Kudrycka (Ministry of Science and Higher Education)
Science in the civilization development
11.45 – 12.05
Prof. Małgorzata Witko (the Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences)
Woman in science over the centuries
12.05 – 12.30
Prof. Bogusław Buszewski (Nicolas Copernicus University/Polish Chemical Society)
Maria Skłodowska-Curie – her life and achievements
12.30 – 12.55
M. Sc. Małgorzata Sobieszczak-Marciniak (Polish Chemical Society / Museum of Maria Skłodowska-Curie)
Museum of Maria Skłodowska-Curie, its role and importance for the present and posterity

12.55 – 13.30
Coffee/Tea Break


Milestones of the Polish chemistry, Maria Skłodowska-Curie her life and achievements

Second part of conference

13.30 – 13.55
Prof. Halina Lichocka (the Institute for the History of Science Polish Academy of Sciences)
About Ignacy Mościcki, the history of chemistry and politics
13.55 – 14.20
Prof. Janusz Rachoń (RP Senator/Gdańsk University of Technology)
The sad story of discovery that changed the world
14.20 - 14.45
Prof. Andrzej Chmielewski (the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology)
Chemistry for the future of nuclear energy

14.45 – 15.00
Summary and conclusion of conference


Polish Chemical Society, RP Senate, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Polish Academy of Sciences