Dear GDCh Members, Ladies and Gentlemen,
On behalf of the Board of GDCh and everyone who has generously lent us their time and know-how, I cordially invite you to the GDCh Scientific Forum Chemistry in Dresden from 30 August to 2 September 2015.
"Connecting Chemistry and Chemists" is our slogan for this lighthouse event in the world of chemistry and science. These evocative words summarize our twofold brief: to perfect the quintessential chemical activity of combining atoms into ever new molecules and materials with defined property profiles, and to strengthen the ties between chemistry and its sister disciplines. In the UNESCO International Year of Light, we have chosen physics as our partner. The conferring of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry on physicist Stefan Hell, who will be one of the numerous illustrious speakers in Dresden, is a sign of our resolution to move forward on the path to integration. "Interdisciplinary tailoring" is also the guiding principle of many of the symposiums organized by the GDCh divisions.
Further highlights are a German-Japanese symposium on materials chemistry and another on the art of synthesis.
Do join us! You will benefit from this major networking opportunity and enjoy being part of our GDCh Scientific Forum Chemistry program. We particularly welcome the contributions of doctoral candidates and aspiring scientists. And you will certainly delight in closer acquaintance with the fascinating, lively city of Dresden itself in all of its cultural variety.
Dr. Thomas Geelhaar
President of the German Chemical Society (GDCh)