|Chemistry C2408||Spring Term, 2000|
Tuesdays at 12:20 PM Room 209 Havemeyer Hall
FIRST YEAR SEMINARS IN CHEMISTRY
Thu 30 Mar 2000
One credit. Open to all students who have completed C/F1403 or C2407 or C3045. Also open to
other students with permission of the instructor.
- Weekly lectures on topics in modern chemistry designed to introduce students with limited
scientific experience to problems that are interesting and important in chemical research today.
- The role of the lecturer is to sustain early interest in science by exposing seminar
to cutting-edge research problems in chemistry and chemical engineering, and introducing them to the
people actively trying to resolve them.
- Each of the lecturers is charged with the responsibility of giving an account of their own
(and that of their colleagues) in a lucid and interesting manner.
- About half the speakers are drawn from the Columbia Chemistry faculty. The rest are
visiting professors from other universities, research chemists from industrial and government
laboratories, and scientists working in closely related fields.
- A successful PASS/FAIL GRADE will be issued to each registrant, based on his/her attendance
and participation in the course.
- Join us for this introduction to the beauties of scientific research in chemistry and
|January 18||Prof. Koji Nakanishi (Organic Chemistry)|
|"Natural Products & Chemisty. "|
|January 25|| Prof. Ged Parkin (Inorganic Chemistry)|
| ||"Bond stretch Isomerism"|
|February 1|| Prof. Louis Brus (Physical Chemistry)|
|February 8|| Prof. Thomas Katz (Organic Chemistry)
|"Molecules That are All Screwed Up." |
|February 15||Prof. Ronald Breslow (Organic Chemistry)|
| "Chemistry Today and Tomorrow."|
|February 22|| Prof. Dalibor Sames (Organic Chemistry)|
| "Building Artificial Enzymes"|
|February 29||Prof. Virginia Cornish (Organic Chemistry)|
| "An in vivo Selection for Evolving Novel Catalysts."|
|March 7||Prof. Jack Norton (Inorganic Chemistry)|
|"Organometallics and Bioinorganic Chemistry"|
|March 14||SPRING BREAK|
|March 21||Mark Kleinman |
|"Mobility of Small Molecules in Supramolecular
|March 28||Craig Parish |
|"Bioorganic Studies of Macular Degeneration"|
|April 4||Prof. David Adams |
|"Spectroscopy of Single Molecules and
|April 11||Prof. Nicholas Turro |
|"From the Philosopher's Tone to Boiling Stones
to Smart Crystals"|
|April 18||Prof. George Flynn |
|"Looking at Molecules on Surfaces: the view
from one billionth of an inch"|
Thu 30 March 2000