The «Platform Chemistry» of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) established the program «Chemical Landmarks» to identify and manifest the scientific and technological heritage by awarding sites which have played a significant role in the history of chemistry in Switzerland. Annually, one historic site is selected and awarded during an official ceremonial act.
As part of the celebration activities of the Chemical Landmark 2019 that is awarded to the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch, the «Platform Chemistry» of the SCNAT in collaboration with the Swiss Chemical Society, the International Foundation High Altitude Research Stations Jungfraujoch & Gornergrat and the Swiss Crystallographic Society organized a one-day symposium on April 25, 2019 in Bern, with national and international experts as lecturers and guests.
The Symposium addressed the Station’s international scientific role and also its remarkable historic background through the example of Max Perutz (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1962) and his early research work on this high altitude Research Station.
The following day, on April 26, the Chemical Landmark plaque was unveiled in the framework of a ceremonial act at Jungfraujoch.