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Best Wishes for 2019 !

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SOLEIL Synchrotron staff wishes you a very happy new year!

2019 is proclaimed the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements by UNESCO. This table is a "tabular view of all the chemical elements, arranged by increasing atomic number and organized according their electron configuration, which underlies their chemical properties". Its conception is the more often attributed to the Russian chemist Dmitri Ivanovitch Mendeleïev, who lived in the 19th century.

As written on the UNESCO website, the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is more than just a guide or catalogue of the entire known atoms in the universe; it is essentially a window on the universe, helping to expand our understanding of the world around us.

At SOLEIL, scientists travel across this table through their experiments. 2019 is an opportunity to transport you in this table too, with our science news, and a new pedagogic workshop.

Discover our animated greetings card.