Symposium on Chemistry and Culture
Creativity, passion and the urge for expression and exploration are essential human qualities
that inspire science, the arts, and the humanities, and thus constitute a common bond among them.
In this symposium we will explore, discuss, and cultivate the intellectual and emotional links between
science, the arts, and the humanities and focus on the effect culture has on the development of science
and how culture is affected by the chemical sciences.
Monday, August 1, 2011
These presentations were taken from the Chemistry and Culture Symposium, presented on Monday, August 1, 2011,
at the 43rd International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry World Chemistry Congress in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Organized by Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
University of Wisconsin-Madison
2011 ACS President-Elect
Why is There So Little Chemistry in Our Culture?
Deborah L. Blum
Poison and Prohibition: How jazz-age chemistry changed American culture
Hydrogen to copernicium: Postage stamps as cultural icons in the IYC
Protochemistries are the bridge
Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
On science literacy and culture