Special Event, March 29: Lecture by the Nobel Prize winner for chemistry

Photograph kindly
provided by Professor
An-Pang Tsai, Tohoku

Date:March 29 (Thursday) 15:00-17:30
Location:3F Small Hall (Room 3300), New Building No. 3, Korakuen Campus

A special lecture will be given by Professor Dan Shechtman the Nobel Prize in chemistry for 2011.

Please join us for this special occasion. All are welcome.
(attendance is free and no pre-registration is required).

Lecture topic: Discovery of Quasicrystal
Speaker: Dan Shechtman
Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Discoverer of quasicrystals
Wolf Prize in Physics winner (1999) and Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner (2011)
*The lecture will be given in English (translation will not be provided)

Audience: Faculty staff and graduate students of Chuo University, external researchers and general members of the public
Hosted by Chuo University
Co-sponsor: Institute of Science and Engineering, Chuo University
Support: Bunkyo Ward (scheduled), Bunkyo Academy Foundation (scheduled)

Lecture Content
The 2011 Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to Professor Dan Shechtman of Israel for his discovery of quasicrystals. Although numerous scholars within the scientific community were initially skeptical about Professor Shechtman’s discovery, his work and labour his since been recognized and the significance of his discovery acknowledged.
In addition to his work on quasicrystals, Professor Shechtman will talk about the broader significance of this discovery. All students and budding researchers who have aspirations in the field of science and technology will no doubt empathize and understand this scientist who found that the small event that many others had overlooked led to a discovery that in the end not only defied conventional wisdom in science but contributed towards a paradigm shift.

Professor Shechtman is Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He is also, a researcher at the Ames Laboratory of the United States Department of Energy and a Professor at Iowa State University in the United States.

In 1966, he graduated from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
In 1972, he acquired a Ph.D. at the same university.
From 1972 to 1975, he used a post-doctoral scholarship from the United States National Research Council to conduct research at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Research Laboratory.
In 1975, he was appointed lecturer at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
From 1981 to 1983, he spent a sabbatical as a visiting researcher at Johns Hopkins University. During his time there, he discovered the quasicrystals that eventually led to his Nobel Prize.

Inquiries:Chuo University Research Support Office,
1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo, 112-8551
TEL. 03-3817-1603

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