General Assembly, August 1999
Organization / Location
/ Participation questionnaire / Queries
/ Registration / Money transfer
/ Hotel Cancellation / Payment for
Titular Members / Meals / Official
Carrier / Visas
The 40th General Assembly of IUPAC will be organized by the
Chemistry Department of the Freie Universität Berlin in
collaboration with the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh,
German Chemical Society). The local organizing committee consists
Prof. Dr. D. Haase
Dr. W. Gans
Located at the focus between eastern and western Europe, Berlin
has an interesting history. After the fall of the wall in 1989
and the reunification of Germany in the following year, Berlin
again became the capital of Germany. Since then, it has turned
into one of the largest building sites of the world. The Potsdamer
Platz will become the new centre of the capital, and the German
government will soon move from Bonn to Berlin.
With its three universities, non-university research institutions
and an overwhelming variety of museums, theatres and a rich musical
scene, Berlin has always been an educational and cultural centre.
The Freie Universität (Free University) was founded in West
Berlin in 1948, after the division of Berlin, by a group of professors
and students who broke away from the communist dominated Humboldt
Universität to seek academic freedom. The University is
situated in the south-western part of Berlin (Dahlem) where the
Fritz Haber Institut, the former Kaiser Wilhelm Institut of Physical
Chemistry, is situated. A number of great scientists worked here,
for example Henry Eyring, Michael Polanyi and the Nobel Prize
winner Otto Hahn. Although the University is not in the center
of Berlin it is very easy to get there. The public transport
system is excellent (a map will be distributed at the General
Assembly, see also map in the Appendix). The General Assembly
will take place in the building at Habelschwerdter Allee 45
(see map in Appendix).
The Participation Questionnaire should be completed and returned
to reach the IUPAC Secretariat by 31 December 1998 at the latest.
Write to the address below:
Dr. John W. Jost
P.O. BOX 13757
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3757 USA
Phone: +1 919 485 8700
Fax: +1 919 485 8706
E-Mail: [email protected]
Those who will not be attending the General Assembly are asked
to indicate that they will not be attending on the Questionnaire
and return it.
Please indicate also whether you have access to the World Wide
If you have any questions concerning the reservation of hotel
rooms please contact:
Berlin Tourismus Marketing GmbH
Am Karlsbad 11
or by fax: +49 - 30/ 25 00 24 24
For questions concerning the schedule of the meeting or other
IUPAC related problems contact the IUPAC Secretariat.
Any questions arising while the General Assembly takes place
should be referred to the General Assembly Secretariat, which
will be located in the Building at Habelschwerdter Allee 45.
Details will be provided later. Please refer to the web site
A 2nd circular will be distributed at the General Assembly.
For the latest information visit the IUPAC web
site or the General Assembly web site: http://www.chemie.de/iupac-ga/.
Registration for accommodation
Berlin Tourismus Marketing is responsible for the hotel registration.
Please fill out the reservation form and return it to the address
on the form.
If you have any questions concerning money transfer please
ask Berlin Tourismus Marketing at the address
Changes or cancellations should be sent to Mrs. Wegener von
Tengg, at Berlin Tourismus Marketing no later than March 27,
Payment for Titular Members
For Titular Members who have requested travel and/or subsistence
to be paid in German Marks (DEM) at the meeting, the corresponding
checks, drawn on the Berliner Bank, will be distributed by the
IUPAC Secretariat. The address of the nearest branch office of
the Berliner Bank is given below.
Lunch is available at the cafeteria in the building at Habelschwerdter
Allee 45. The cost of lunch will be between DEM 4.- and 8.- including
drinks. Cooked meals are available at the students' dining hall
from 11:30 to 14:30 for about DEM 8.
Lunch prices in nearby restaurants are approximately DEM 25.-
During the meeting, breaks coffee, tea and snacks will be
We are negotiating with Lufthansa to be the official carrier
for the 40th General Assembly of IUPAC and also for the 37th
IUPAC Congress. For further information please refer to the web
site given above.
Participants from the countries listed below will need a visa
to enter Germany. For your convenience a list is provided below
with the addresses of the German Embassies and Consulates which
should be contacted in order to apply for a German entry visa.
All questions concerning German entry visas should be directed
to your nearest Embassy or Consulate. IUPAC recommends that all
applications for visas be made no later than four months before
the General Assembly. If the visa is not granted one month before
the departure, IUPAC should be informed by the applicant without
delay. An official letter of invitation will be provided by IUPAC
for all visa applicants, upon request.
Please note that we give international codes for telephone
Bangladesh / Bulgaria
/ China / Egypt / India
/ Kuwait / Latvia / Pakistan / Peru / Philippines
/ Romania / Russian Federation
/ Saudi Arabia / Sri Lanka
/ South Africa / Thailand
/ Turkey / Tunisia / Ukraine / Vietnam / Yugaslavia