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Northwestern Professor to Present Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture

Contact: Francois Amar at 581-1196 (amar@maine.edu)
Dean Astumian at 581-1024 (astumian@maine.edu)

ORONO — Sir Fraser Stoddart, Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, will visit the University of Maine for a March 14 lecture.  His talk, “Science and Art at the Nanoscale,” is scheduled for 7 p.m. in 316 Aubert Hall, with a reception to follow.  It is a Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture, sponsored by the UMaine chapter of that scientific research society.  Other sponsors include the UMaine Department of Chemistry, the UMaine Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Maine Section of the American Chemical Society.

UMaine Prof. Francois Amar notes that Stoddart is “widely recognized as one of the most respected an influential scholars in  the field that he pioneered, the synthesis of molecular machines.”

Stoddart’s awards and honors include recognition as a Fellow of the Royal Society, a Fellow of the AAS, recipient of the Arthur C. Cope Award from the American Chemical Society, and the King Faisal International Prize in Science.

He will also offer a joint chemistry and physics seminar, “Nanoporous Carbohydrate Metal-Organic Frameworks,” Tuesday March 15 at 11 a.m. in Arthur St. John Hill Auditorium.

Stoddart’s visit is presented with support from the UMaine Honors College and the Cultural Affairs Fund/Distinguished Lecture Series.

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