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Café Scientifique of Iowa City, IA is a meeting  where you can enjoy discussing and exploring the latest ideas in science, mathematics, medicine and technology.

Café Scientifique of Iowa City will  be held at The Physics Building, 309 Van Allen Hall, in Iowa City.  Coffee and cookies will be served.  

Next Meeting:   November  17, 2016
5:00-6:00 PM
309 Van Allen Hall


 

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“The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry”

Professor Sarah Larsen
  Department of Chemistry
Associate Dean for Academic and Administrative Affairs
Graduate College

University of Iowa

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Abstract:  Three chemists, Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa, recently won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines” as stated by the Nobel committee. Their work spanned over fifteen years of innovation, starting with linking ring-shaped molecules, called catenane in 1983, developing a tiny rotor called rotaxane in 1991 and to the development of the first molecular motor in 1999. Dean Sarah Larsen will take us through their work and what the implications their work has on the future of materials. She will also discuss how this work impacts research here at the University of Iowa.

 For more information;  vincent-rodgers@uiowa.edu (319-335-1219)

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