Science Colloquium: Ben Feringa
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.
prof. dr. H. (Henk) Hiemstra
H.Hiemstra@uva.nl | T: 0205255941Go to detailpage