Executive Director of FIZ CHEMIE to be General Secretary of IUPAC
Founded in 1919, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) consisting of 1623 industrial and research chemical facilities from 75 member countries. For the first time ever, a German will be at its head as General Secretary from 1 January 2012: Professor René Deplanque, C ... more
Chemical element 112 is named 'Copernicium'
IUPAC accepted the name proposed by the international discovering team around Sigurd Hofmann at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum. The team had suggested "Cp" as the chemical symbol for the new element. However, since the chemical symbol "Cp" gave cause for concerns, as this abbreviation also has ot ... more
Element 112 shall be named "copernicium"
In honor of scientist and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543), the discovering team around Professor Sigurd Hofmann suggested the name "copernicium" with the element symbol "Cp" for the new element 112, discovered at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung (Center for Heavy ... more