Thursday 22 September 2011, Paris - Academia Europaea

Thursday 22 September 2011, Paris - Academia Europaea

Context of the ConferenceThe 23rd Annual Conference of Academia Europaea will be held in 2011, the International Year ofChemistry which also corresponds to the 100th Anniversary of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded in1911 to Marie Curie, for her discovery of radium and polonium, after the Nobel Prize she received in Physicsjointly with Pierre Curie and Henri Becquerel in 1903, for their work which lead to the discovery ofradioactivity.The International Year of Chemistry 2011 was declared by the United Nations General Assembly inDecember 2008, with UNESCO and the International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) to leadthe organisation of the Year. IUPAC’s president is Prof. Nicole Moreau (France) being the first woman tooccupy this postion along with Mdme. Irina Bokova the first woman Secretary General of UNESCO. Theslogan for the Year is «Chemistry – our life, our future» and the objectives are to:· Increase the public appreication and understanding of chemistry in meeting world needs· Encourage the interest of young people in chemistry· Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry· Celebrate the role of women in chemistry or major historical events in chemistry,including the centenaries of Mme. Curie’s Nobel Prize and the founding of the International Associationof Chemical Societies.The 23rd Annual Conference is organized with the backing of the International Foundation of Chemistry, theFrench Chemical Society, CNRS and the Académie des Sciences.The AE 23rd Annual Conference will take place at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris under the patronageof UNESCO.For more information on IYC 2011 go to www.chemistry2011.orgConcept of the ConferenceThe concept of the 23rd Annual Conference, presented and accepted at the 21st Annual Conference ofAcademia Europaea in September 2009 at Naples, reflects the context in which it is organised, i.e., theInternational Year of Chemistry, as described above, and also the definition of chemistry, given by Jean-Marie Lehn (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1987) in his book entitled “Supramolecular chemistry, Concepts andPerspectives” VCH, Weinheim, 1995, p. 1 : “Chemistry is the science of matter and of its transformations,and life is its highest expression… Chemistry is also a science of transfers, a communication centre and arelay between the simple and the complex, between the laws of physics and the rules of life, between thebasic and the applied. If it is thus defined in its interdisciplinary relationships, it is also defined in itself, byits object and its method”.If one considers the science of matter and of its transformations, i.e., the making and breaking of chemicalbonds to make new compounds, it is too tempting to replace the word “matter” by “society” and to see thatthe Humanities sections are also much concerned by the making and breaking of societal bonds.Therefore the title for the 23rd Annual Conference – “Chemistry, Sciences, Culture and Society in themaking of Europe” is very appropriate.Basis of the ProgrammeThe conference programme highlights, the structuring role of chemistry in our practical and theoretical wayto relate to nature, stressing its broader impact on our way of thinking and on the history of civilization.The programme covers aspects of the “hard sciences” ; discussing how and what these sciences havebrought to chemistry and, in turn, what chemistry has brought to them. Other sessions cover the contributionsof chemistry to a number of important topics such as agriculture, biomass conversion, pollution control(water, air, soil), transportation, energy saving, communication, materials science (top down/bottom upapproach), pharmaceutics, nanotechnology, to name but a few. It is hoped to include live experiments in thelecture rooms will be arranged to illustrate such contributions.A ‘bridge-section’, will be devoted to how applied chemistry influenced and changed the destiny of entiregenerations during peaceful periods dramatically interrupted by world wars, the programme will visit theHumanities and Social sciences to tell a wider story of chemistry expanding into a philosophical, literary,aesthetic and social culture, from the Age of Goethe to the contemporary frontiers of chemistry such asmolecular gastronomy.The event is linked with the UN-declared International Year of Chemistry. www.chemistry2011.org2

ProgrammeMonday 19 SeptemberPrivate meetingsUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris (Métro Jussieu)09.00-10.30 Meeting of the nomination subcommittee10.30-11.00 Coffee break11.00-13.00 Meeting of the nomination subcommittee (cont’d)13.00-14.00 Lunch14.00-16.00 Meeting of the nomination subcommittee (end)16.00-16.30 Coffee break16.30-19.00 Meeting of the nomination committee20.00-22.00 Nominations Dinner (to be confirmed)AE Section sessions may be organised at various times of the dayTuesday 20 SeptemberPrivate meetingsUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie, 4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris (Métro Jussieu)09.00-11.30 Board meeting11.30-13.00 Council meeting13.00-14.30 LunchMAIN CONFERENCE BEGINSUNESCO headquarters, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris (Métro Ségur)14.00-17.30 Registrationand time to install and view posters15.00-16.30 Annual Business meeting (Academia Europaea members only)16.30-17.00 Coffee break17.30-18.00 Transfer to Musée Curie (Métro Cluny La Sorbonne)18.00-19.30 Musée Curie (organised by Marie Farge)19.30-20.30 Reception at ENS (proposal from Marie Farge - to be confirmed)Section sessions may also be organised during the afternoon20.30-22.30 Board Dinner (Board members only) (to be confirmed)3

19.00-19.30 Hermann Maurer (Graz)Info-chemistryEvening FreeThursday 22 SeptemberUNESCO headquarters, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris (Métro Ségur)Session 4: Chemistry & SocietyChair:09.00-09.30 G. Frater (Givaudan)Fragrance and Perfume09.30-10.0 G. Liger-Belair (Université Reims)Champagne Bubbles10.00-10.30 Discussion10.30-11.00 Coffee Break& experiment (chemistry of perfumes) to illustrate session 4Session 5: Chemistry in Peace and WarChair: Peter Emmer (Leiden)11.00-11.30 Frank James (Royal Institution of Great Britain, London)11.30-12.00 Sally Horrocks (University of Leicester)12.00-12.30 David M. Phillips (Imperial College London) (to be confirmed)12.30-12.45 Discussion12.45-13.15 Rudi Van Eldik - experimental show to illustrate session 513.15-14.00 LunchSession 6: Chemical metaphors, analogies and transformative codesin making the culture of modern EuropeChair: Cinzia Ferrini (Trieste)14.00-14.30 Laurence Wuidar (FNRS-FRS, Belgium) (Burgen Scholar 2010)Music and the art of elemental transmutation in Renaissance culture14.30-15.00 W. Pross (Bern)Genii, Homunculi and Golden Pots. Chemistry and Poetical Experimentsaround 180015.00-15.30 Discussion5

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break& experiment (chemical gardens) to introduce session 7Session 7: Detecting chemistry : between natural beauty and arthistoryChair: Cinzia Ferrini (Trieste)16.00-16.30 G. Paolucci (Synchrotron Trieste S.C.P.A)The Beauty of Chemical Imaging16.30-17.00 Philippe Walter (Centre for Research and Restoration of the Museums ofFrance (CNRS-Ministry of Culture)Chemical analysis and painted colors : the mistery of Leonardo’s 1 sfumato17.00-17.30 Discussion and short breakSession 8: Transforming Social Matter: Chemistry and CivilizationChair: Cinzia Ferrini (Trieste)17.30-18.00 A.M. Pollard (Edward Hall Professor of Archaeological Science University ofOxford)On Archaeological Chemistry18.00-18.30 Hervé This (chimiste INRA,Directeur scientifique de la Fondation Science &Culture Alimentaire (Académie des sciences) et Président du Comité Pédagogique del’Institut des Hautes Etudes du Gout)When physical chemistry meets people : molecular gastronomy, its applications ineducation, technology and technique (with practical demonstrations)18.30-19.0 Discussion19.00-19.15 President of the Academia EuropaeaClosing remarksto be confirmed:(19.30-20.00 Travel to Musée d’Orsay)(20.00-23.30 Banquet (Musée d’Orsay with visit of the museum before)(Alternative is on the Seine)1 sfumato, (from Italian sfumare, “to tone down” or “to evaporate like smoke”), in painting or drawing, the fine shading that produces soft,imperceptible transitions between colours and tones. It is used most often in connection with the work of Leonardo da Vinci and his followers, whomade subtle gradations, without lines or borders, from light to dark areas; the technique was used for a highly illusionistic rendering of facial featuresand for atmospheric effects.6

……………………………………………………Scientific Committee :Margaret BuckinghamMichel CheDavid CoatesPieter EmmerCinzia FerriniEtienne GuyonYvon Le MahoPierre LénaIgor TkatchenkoAlexei VerkhratskyLars WalloeMoshe YanivChair C2. Cell Biology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, FBoard Member, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, FExecutive Secretary, Academia Europaea, London, UKChair A1. History & Archeology, Leiden University, NlBoard Member, Università degli Studi di Trieste, IAE Member, ESPCI, Paris, FChair C4. Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, CNRS, Strasbourg, FAE Member, Observatoire de Meudon, FAE Member, French Chemical Society, Paris, FChair C3. Physiology & Medicine, University of Manchester, UKAE President, University of Oslo, NoChair C1.Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, FLocal Committee :Edmond AmouyalGilberte ChambaudMichel Che*Didier DevilliersGérard Ferey*Marc Fontecave*Agnès JacquessyAndrée MarquetNicole MoreauDanièle OlivierMarie Paule Pileni*Claire Marie PradierClément SanchezIgor Tkatchenko*Michel Verdaguer*Ministry of Research, Paris, FCNRS, Paris, FUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, FUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, FUniversité de Versailles, FCollège de France, Paris, FFédération Française de la Chimie, Paris, FUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, FIUPAC President, Paris, FFondation Internationale de la Chimie, Paris, FUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, FUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, FCollège de France, Paris, FFrench Chemical Society, Paris, FUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, F*AE MemberTMcG/11/03/20117

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