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At the courtyard of the Lothar Meyer Gymnasium, 350 meters north, these three head-posts commemorate the intellectual interaction among these three scientists that led to the Periodic Table: Meyer (far), Canizzarro (left), and Mendeleev (right). Cannizarro's pamphlet at the Chemical Congress in 1860 in Karlsruhe, Germany, "opened the eyes" of Meyer and Mendeleev who then discovered the modern Periodic Table. Each of the headposts are positioned as vertices of a triangle to represent the geographical location represented: Meyer from the West (Germany), Mendeleev from the East (Russia), and Canizzarro from the South (Italy). Meyer faces the school that bears his name. The view is northwest.