People in IChO

There were many people in the history of the IChO who contributed to the development of the IChO in a greater extent. The names of those who contributed significantly to the development of the IChO in the first two decades of its existence (in alphabetical order):

W. Bünder (GFR), S. Tchuranov (SU), W. Davids (NL), E. Jarisch (A), E. Krajewski (PL), E. Kretschmer (GDR), I. Lindberg (S), A. Sirota (CS).

An accidental meeting after 30 years during the 39th IChO in Moscow in July 2007.

Sergei Tchuranov from Russia (on the left) was very active during the first years of the IChO competition but then he had to interrupt his mission in 1977.
Anton Sirota from Slovakia (on the right), who stood at the cradle of the IChO competition and till now he is active as the director of the IChO International Information Centre in Bratislava.

foto2a.jpgThe three lecturers

These are men who presented a lecture during the final IChO jury meeting on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the International Chemistry Olympiad.

From the left to the right:
Manfred Kerschbaumer, Austria (Lecture: Theoretical part of the IChO competition),
Gábor Magyarfálvi, Hungary, (Lecture: Practical part of the IChO competition),
Anton Sirota, Slovakia, (Lecture: History of the IChO competition).

foto3.jpgWorkshop in Neusiedl, Austria, October 21 – 23, 1994

Members of the working group

Standing from the left:

Manfred Kerschbaumer, Austria
Alain Vaniche, France
Michael Tinnesand, USA
Sigrid Furuseth, Norway
Robert D. Cook, Canada
Carlos Castro-Acuña, Mexico
Witold Mizerski, Poland
Anton Sirota, Slovakia
Guo-Qing Wu, Peoples Rep. of China
Vladimir Sorokin, Moscow

Siting from the left:

Wout Davids, Netherlands
Heiner Zechmann, Austria

Compiled and edited by A. Sirota (IChO Intern. Information Centre)

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