Nobel laureate coming to UofL next week [Colleges]

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Nobel Prize-winning chemist and Purdue University professor Ei-ichi Negishi (ay-EE’-chee nah-GEE’-shee) will talk about the path that led to his scientific successes next Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10 at the University of Louisville.
 
The free, public, general-interest lecture, “Pursuit of My Dreams for Half a Century,” will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium. A more scientifically oriented talk about chemistry will take place the next day at the same time, also in the same location.

Negishi shares the 2010 Nobel in chemistry with two other scientists for developing a way to build complex organic molecules used in applications from electronics to pharmaceutical manufacturing. His contribution was a chemical reaction that can simplify the synthesis of complex compounds while reducing the amount of side products; it is now known as the Negishi coupling.

UofL’s Chemistry Graduate Student Association sponsors the annual distinguished lecturer series with Sud-Chemie. For more information, contact Sebastien Laulhe at 852-3518 or seb.laulhe@louisville.edu.

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