The University of Montpellier wins an award in Orlando, Florida with Atome Hôtel!

With the Atome Hôtel webdocumentary and the atomic tour set up over the 2018/2019 school year in middle and high schools in the Occitanie region, the University of Montpellier has been awarded a prize in the Nobelium competition of the renowned International Union of Applied Chemistry: the IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry).

In 2016, season 1 of Atome Hôtel went online with FranceTV éducation. This innovative digital tool is a fun way to get to know atoms.
With " Atome Hôtel près de chez vous ", the University of Montpellier aims to spread the spirit of Atome Hôtel in the Occitanie region through visits to middle and high schools to raise awareness of physics and chemistry among pupils. An atomic tour has thus been set up over the 2018-2019 school year. This project is supported and co-financed by the Region and the European Regional Development Fund.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) and the 150th anniversary of Dimitri Mendeleev's Periodic Table of the Elements, the renowned International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry is organizing a year-long global online challenge on the Periodic Table of the Elements.
With thousands of players in over 100 countries, this online challenge is aimed at a worldwide audience of chemistry enthusiasts. Competitors completing the Periodic Table Challenge quiz with at least 60% correct answers qualify for the Nobelium competition, where they can submit their project. Entries are then put to the "People's choice" vote and evaluated by IUPAC's panel of experts on the basis of three categories: science, arts and education.

With Atome Hôtel, the University of Montpellier has been awarded a prize in the spring Nobelium competition, and the announcement was made on April 1 in Orlando at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society. It thus wins international recognition and a limited edition periodic table, autographed by Frances Arnold, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry!