A Nobel laureate is among the distinguished chemistry experts speaking at Brigham Young University chemistry seminars during October. The lectures are free to the public.
Jerome Karle, chief scientist of the Laboratory for the Structure of Matter at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., will speak about "Some Recent Developments in Structural Chemistry" on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. in W112 Benson Building (BSNB) as part of the Ezra Taft Benson Building dedication activities.Karle received the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1985 for his part in the development of the mathematical basis and practical aspects of a methodology for determining the atomic arrangements of crystals.
His wife, Isabella Karle, is also a member of the Laboratory for the Structure of Matter at the Naval Research Laboratory. She will speak about "Crystal Structure Analysis: An Ally to Many Disciplines" on Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. in W140 BNSN. She has received honors from the National Academy of Sciences and the American Chemical Society, as well as the Hillebrand Award, the WISE Lifetime Achievement Award, the Gregori Aminioff Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and four honorary degrees.
Other lecturers include Rolf Huisgen, a professor at the Institute for Organic Chemistry at the University of Munich in Germany, who will speak about "News from the World of Electrophilic Ethylenes" on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m. in W140 BNSN.
Henry S. White from the University of Utah will address "Structure and Reactivity of Anion Adlayers on Ag Electrodes" on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 3 p.m. in W140 BNSN.