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Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul
Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures
HarvEst Distinguished Women Lecture Series
Howison Lectures in Philosophy
Jefferson Memorial Lectures
Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture
Carl O. Sauer Memorial Lecture
Barbara Weinstock Lectures on the Morals of Trade
September 28, 2005
International House Auditorium, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley
Dudley Herschbach, Professor of Science at Harvard and winner of the Nobel Prize for chemistry, explores the fascinating world of molecular science for a general audience as he discusses how to "tame" molecules.
Herschbach is widely recognized for his important contributions to chemistry and chemical physics. His early work focused on experiments using molecular beams to resolve the dynamics of chemical reactions in single-collisions. This method made accessible many properties otherwise obscured by myriad random collisions, and ultimately led to the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1986 (shared with Yuan Lee and John C. Polanyi). His current research includes excursions into biophysics, a novel dimensional scaling approach to electronic structure, and high pressure chemistry. Since 1976, Herschbach has served as the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University.
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