2011: Our year

2011 is designated the United Nations International Year of Chemistry a celebration of the science and art of our subject. The theme for IYC2011 is "Chemistry - our life, our future" and it will offer a range of interactive, entertaining, and educational activities for all ages around the world at the local, regional and national level. The primary goal of IYC2011 is raise public appreciation of chemistry and to demonstrate how it will help address global problems in environment, medicine and elsewhere and to help enthuse people to be yield our creative future through chemistry. IYC2011 coincides with the centenary of Marie Curie receiving the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.