Chemistry and Light Contest: Win an iPad

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  • Published: Aug 26, 2015
  • Source: ChemistryViews
  • Channels: Base Peak / Atomic / Infrared Spectroscopy / UV/Vis Spectroscopy / Raman / X-ray Spectrometry / Chemometrics & Informatics
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Weinheim, Germany. August 26, 2015.

2015 is the International Year of Light (IYL 2015). It aims to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications, and health.

In this context, invites you to write about chemistry and light. Topics can range from spectroscopy, photochemistry to how chemistry and light interact in aspects of our everyday life. Students as well as post-docs, professors, chemists from industry are cordially invited to participate.

The text should not be longer than 8.500 characters including spaces (of course, it can be shorter) and should be clear, focussed, and confirmed. Ideally, you will briefly introduce your topic, idea, or opinion in your opening paragraph. The following paragraphs should unfold your topic, back your viewpoint with factual, researched, or first-hand information. The last paragraph should summarize your main thoughts and perhaps give an outlook or appeal. The text should be written for a broad scientific audience.

The contest runs until September 28, 2015.

Winning essays will be announced October 15, 2015 and will be featured on

Submit your Essay by sending it in an e-mail to

For more information on the Essay contest (rules, voting, judging, prizes, T&Cs and more), please click here.

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