Lecturer: Sir John Meurig Thomas
Theme: "Bragg, Perutz and Kendrew and the Origins of Molecular Biology”
Date: May 18
Place: Lecture hall KE, Chemsitry Building
Sir John Meurig Thomas is a prominent material chemist from Cambridge, UK. He has published over 1000 scientific articles, including more than 40 papers in Nature.
He is the person behind single-site heterogeneous catalysis, the concept that unites homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. Sir John Meurig Thomas has also taken a keen interest in history of science and he has published extensively on many of the big names in chemistry and physics.
At previous visits to Chalmers he has given much appreciated presentations about scientists such as Michael Faraday, Humphry Davy, Lawrence Bragg and several others who have shaped science as we know it today.