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November 10: On This Day

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November10: World Science Day for Peace and Development

  • Proclaimed by the UNESCO in 2001.
  • 2020 Theme: Science for and with Society
  • Objectives:
    • Strengthen public awareness of the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies;
    • Promote national and international solidarity for shared science between countries;
    • Renew national and international commitment for the use of science for the benefit of societies;
    • Draw attention to the challenges faced by science in raising support for the scientific endeavor.

  • This year, at a time when the world is struggling with the global COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of World Science Day is on “Science for and with Society in dealing with the global pandemic.”
  • UNESCO is organizing an online roundtable on the theme of “Science for and with Society in dealing with COVID-19.” Join the conversation with the hashtags #ScienceDay.

November10: Ernst Otto Fischer’s Birthday

Ernst Otto Fischer

  • German chemist  Fischer is a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1973 with British scientist Geoffrey Wilkinson for his identification of a completely new way in which metals and organic substances can combine.
  • Fischer studied ferrocene and determined that it consisted of a single iron atom sandwiched between two five-sided carbon rings. He was successful in synthesizing dibenzolchrome from CrCl3 and C6H6 in presence of AlCl3 and came up with a procedure of synthesis of the arene derivatives.

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