SEC at the Science Forum in Leipzig

Jürgen Koppe: Wilhelm Ostwald (Öl auf Leinwand, 2018)

The GDCh Science Forum (WiFo) 2023 will take place on 4-6 Sep 2023 in Leipzig. The Senior Expert Chemists will hold an afternoon lecture there on Tuesday, September 5th, the motto of which relates to Leipzig:

Chemistry meets art

With the lectures we address Wilhelm Ostwald, who was also a painter. "Chemistry in the visual arts" is another title. A lecture deals with the restoration of the burnt books from the library in Weimar, and finally the Nebra sky disk:


  • Wilhelm Ostwald - his work and its significance for today: Dr. Jürgen Koppe (MOL Catalyst Technology)
  • Chemistry in the visual arts: Prof. Dr. Reiner Salzer, Dr. Rainer Behrends (TU Dresden), Prof. Dr. Lothar Beyer (University of Leipzig)
  • The second life of the ash books from the Duchess Anna Amalia Library: Laura Völkel, MA (University of Vienna)
  • Science in the Bronze Age: What does the Nebra Sky Disc tell us?: Prof. Dr. Ernst Pernicka (University of Tuebingen)

The WiFo will take place in the congress hall at the zoo in Leipzig.

Rethinking History of Chemistry

Fascinating stories and reflections for the future

We, the SEC, are participating with the Commission for Equal Opportunities of the GDCh in the symposium "Rethinking history of chemistry " initiated by the "History of Chemistry" Division on September 4, 2023. The event is intended to show what inspiration has been drawn from the history of chemistry can be. In a panel discussion we will then discuss the importance of the history of chemistry for today and tomorrow. » Invitation and program to download.

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