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Mingling Art with Science: Can Science and Art Fuel One Another?

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Center for Advanced Study
Knight Auditorium | Spurlock Museum
May 5, 2020   3:30 pm  
Center for Advanced Study

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Sir Fraser Stoddart will explore the intersections between art, chemistry and science.


Sir Fraser Stoddart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, is presently a Board of Trustees Professor at Northwestern University. Stoddart has pioneered the development of the use of molecular recognition and self-assembly processes in template-directed protocols for the synthesis of mechanically interlocked molecules, such as catenanes and rotaxanes. He obtained all his degrees from Edinburgh University and has spent time at Queen’s University in Canada, Imperial Chemical Industries, the Universities of Sheffield and Birmingham in the UK and the University of California, Los Angeles. During the past five decades, Stoddart has mentored 500 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from 50 different countries. He was made a Knight Bachelor by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 2007 for his services to chemistry and molecular nanotechnology. Stoddart is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. His many awards include the King Faisal International Prize in Science (2007), the Albert Einstein World Prize in Nanotechnology (2007), and the Royal Medal (2010). He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the EU Academy of Science and a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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