Science Colloquium: Ben Feringa

10Apr2018 10:00 - 11:15


Nobel Prize winner Chemistry 2016 Ben Feringa gives a lecture about molecular nanotechnology: The art of building small.

Ben Feringa has been a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Groningen since 1988 and his 1999 discovery of the 'molecular motor' -- a light-driven rotary molecular motor -- is widely recognized as a spectacular scientific breakthrough. Feringa has been awarded with many prizes the last few years, among which the Spinoza prize, the 'Dutch Nobel Prize'.

As a chemist, Ben Feringa is interested in molecular construction. ‘I am a molecule builder trying to construct smart molecules’, says Feringa. ‘Building a moving molecule is not that difficult in itself, but being able to steer it, have control over it, is a different matter.’


Science Park 904, room C1.110


The lecture is for all who are interested. Please, register in time. The lecture starts precisely on 10.00.



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