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Nobel Prize winner Ben Feringa is a molecular explorer at the nanoscale. In this lecture he discusses the joy of discovery in the fascinating world of complex molecular systems. Prof. Feringa will visit TU/e in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of TU/e’s Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS).
Prof. dr. Ben Feringa is professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Groningen. His 1999 discovery of the 'molecular motor' - a light-driven rotary molecular motor - is widely recognized as a spectacular scientific breakthrough. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016, along with Jean-Pierre Sauvage (University of Strasbourg, France) and Sir Fraser Stoddart (Northwestern University, USA), for his work into the design and synthesis of molecular machines.
The Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS) of the TU/e celebrates its 10-year anniversary in May. In this special event, Rector Magnificus Frank Baaijens and departing scientific director Bert Meijer will briefly highlight the past, present and future of ICMS. Subsequently, prof. Feringa will discuss the joy of discovery in the research area of complex molecular systems.
In collaboration with ICMS.