MAY 18 2012 23:28h
The Institute Rudjer Boskovic invites to a lecture of a well-known Nobel Prize winner Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn. The title of a lecture is “Perspectives in Chemistry: From Supramolecular Chemistry towards Adaptive Chemistry”. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, the 22nd May, in the hall of the 3rd Unit at 10 o’clock.
Prof. Lehn got the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987 for his research in the field of “molecular recognition” which plays a fundamental role in biological processes. His research brought to the definition of the new field in chemistry called Supramolecular Chemistry. It deals with the molecular assemblies created by intermolecular interactions which are kept together by no-covalent intermolecular forces. After this was done, the field of Supramolecular Chemistry developed into the Adaptive Chemistry.
During his scientific career prof. Lehn co-operated with more than 300 co-workers from about twenty countries. It resulted in about 800 publications and scientific works and two books. In 1980 prof. Lehn was elected as a lecturer at prestigious College de France. Besides the Nobel Prize he got also other prizes for his work - Commander of the Légion d'Honneur (1996), Officer of the Ordre National du Mérite (1993), Knight of the Ordre des Palmes Académiques (1989), Österreichisches Ehrenzeichen fü rWissenschaft und Kunst (first class, 2001) and ISA Medal for Science (2007).