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Nobel Laureate Jean-Marie Lehn to Lecture at the Symposium on Ruđer Bošković

May 16th 2011

The symposium will be held at the Chemical Department of the Faculty of Science in Zagreb, Horvatovac 102a, on May 20, 2011, beginning at 9:00 a.m. In addition to Prof. Lehn, distinguished scientists from other countries and Croatia will also lecture about Ruđer Bošković's contributions in the natural sciences.

Following the lectures, Prof. Lehn will be awarded a plaque from the Ruđer Bošković Institute for contributions in the field of supramolecular chemistry. During Prof. Lehn's visit to Croatia, he will visit the RBI on May 19 and the city of Varaždin on May 21.

Prof. Lehn shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987 for research based on “molecular receptivity,” which plays a fundamental role in biological processes. Over the years, his work has led to the definition of a new field of chemistry, known as “supramolecular chemistry,” concerned with complex entities formed by the association of two or more chemical species, “self-organization” processes and “adaptive chemistry.”

This symposium, Ruđer Josip Bošković – Physicist and Astronomer, will be the first of two major events by which the RBI will commemorate the 300th anniversary of the birth of the scientific visionary who is its namesake. After the symposium in Zagreb, from May 29 to June 2, 2011, there will be an international scientific symposium held in Dubrovnik, From Ruđer Bošković to Today: The Contribution of Croatian Scientists to the World Scientific Heritage. More detailed information is available on the web page rb300.irb.hr.

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