Participation of Professor Lehn at Symposium on Chemistry of Complex Matter - CityU (14-15/11/2016) [fr]
Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1987) , will give a lecture at the IAS Symposium on Chemistry of Complex Matter at CityU on the 14th and 15th November 2016.
What: IAS Symposium on Chemistry of Complex Matter
When: 14 - 15 November 2016 (Monday - Tuesday)
Where: Connie Fan Multi-media Conference Room, 4/F, Cheng Yick-chi Building, City University of Hong Kong
On the 14th of November, Prof. Lehn will give a first speech at the Opening Ceremony, then would give a lecture: "Perspectives in Chemistry: From Supramolecular Chemistry towards Adaptive Chemistry"
On the 15th of November, Prof. Lehn will do the closing remarks.
More information on the symposium here
PROFESSOR JEAN-MARIE LEHN
Professor Jean-Marie LEHN was born in Rosheim, France in 1939. In 1970 he became Professor of Chemistry at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg and from 1979 to 2010 he was Professor at the Collège de France in Paris. He is presently Professor at the University of Strasbourg Institute of Advanced Study (USIAS). He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987 for his studies on the chemical basis of “molecular recognition” (i.e. the way in which a receptor molecule recognizes and selectively binds a substrate), which also plays a fundamental role in biological processes.
Over the years his work led to the definition of a new field of chemistry, which he has proposed calling “supramolecular chemistry” as it deals with the complex entities formed by the association of two or more chemical species held together by non-covalent intermolecular forces, whereas molecular chemistry concerns the entities constructed from atoms linked by covalent bonds. Subsequently, the area developed into the chemistry of "self-organization" processes and more recently into "constitutional dynamic chemistry".
Author of more than 950 scientific publications, Lehn is a member of many academies and institutions. He has received numerous international honours and awards.