At the end of August 2019, the 6 international conference on the chemistry and physics of the transactinide elements (TAN 19) took place in Wilhelmshaven. About 130 researchers from 19 countries on 4 continents gathered to discuss all experimental and theoretical aspects of this multifaceted science field. On six days, the scientists presented their most recent achievements investigating the production as well as the atomic, chemical, and nuclear properties of the transactinides. The meeting was organized by the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, the Helmholtz Institute Mainz, and the University Mainz, with Christoph Düllmann and Michael Block as conference chairs. The scientific program comprised 51 oral presentations and 38 poster contributions.
The TAN 19 was endorsed by IUPAC, IUPAP, and EuChemS and was financially supported by DFG, GDCh, NuPECC, University Mainz, GSI Helmholtzzentrum Darmstadt, and Helmholtz Institute Mainz.
On occasion of the International Year of the Periodic Table IYPT, the TAN 19 featured a special symposium. Key members of the teams that have discovered the chemical elements 107–118 were among the distinguished par