Lecture and award ceremony: Jean-Marie Lehn

Perspectives in Chemistry: towards Complex Matter

30 September 2015 15:30 hrs. - 18:30 hrs.
Aula, Comeniuslaan 2, Nijmegen
Perspectives in Chemistry: towards Complex Matter

Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, Institut de Science et d 'Ingéniere Sumpramoléculaires, Université de Strasbourg, France


Profs. Bert Meijer and Roeland Nolte, Radboud University Nijmegen

30-09-2015 15:30:0030-09-2015 18:30:00Europe/AmsterdamPerspectives in Chemistry: towards Complex Matter Aula, Comeniuslaan 2, NijmegenRimlsrimls@radboudumc.nl

Remarks / more information:

undefinedMolecular chemistry has developed a wide range of very powerful procedures for building ever more complicated molecules from atoms linked by covalent bonds. 

Supramolecular chemistry aims at generating highly complex chemical systems from molecular components held toegether by non-covalent intermolecular forces, on the basis of the molecular informa;tion stored in the covalent framework of the components. A step beyond consists in the design of systems undergoing self-organiszation, i.e. systems capable of spontaneously generating well-defined functional architectures by self-assembly from their components. 

Supramolecular chemistry is intrinsically a dynamic chemistry due to the labiilty of the interactions connecting the molecular components of a supramolecular entity. The same holds for molecular chemistry when the molecular entity contains covalent bonds that may form and break reversibly. The features allow for a contiuous change in constitution by reorganization and exchange of building blocks and define a Constitutional Dynamic Chemistry on both levels. They implement variaton and selection leading tot the emergence of an adaptive chemistry on the way towards complex matter.  

Prof. Lehn’s The Netherlands lectureship 

Prof. Lehn will visit several locations during his lecture tour of The Netherlands, and he will present his work and his views on the future of chemistry during a lecture entitled: “Perspectives in Chemistry: Towards Complex Matter”

Additional information can be found at fmsresearch.nl/awardlehn.

Wednesday 30.9 • Radboud University (Nijmegen) • Lecture and award ceremony in the Aula of the Radboud University. (Registration is not needed for this event)

15:30h – 16:00h Welcome with coffee/tea (Hall)
16:00h – 17:30h Award ceremony and lecture Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn (Aula lecture room)
17:30h – 18:30h Reception (Anton van Duinkerken room)

Venue information
Aula of the Radboud University
Comeniuslaan 2, 6525 HP Nijmegen
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