You might have noticed the occasional reference here to the upcoming centenary of the publication of Gilbert N. Lewis’ famous article entitled “The atom and the molecule“. A symposium exploring his scientific impact and legacy will be held in London on March 23, 2016, exactly 70 years to the day since his death. A list of the speakers and their titles is shown below; there is no attendance fee, but you must register as per the instructions below.
Royal Society of Chemistry Historical Group Meeting on 23th March 2016, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London: The atom and the molecule: A symposium celebrating Gilbert N. Lewis.
- Dr Patrick Coffey (Berkeley, USA): Does Personality Influence Scientific Credit? Simultaneous Priority Disputes: Lewis vs. Langmuir and Langmuir vs. Harkins
- Professor Robin Hendry (Durham, UK): Lewis on Structure and the Chemical Bond
- Professor Alan Dronsfield (UK): An organic chemist reflects on the Lewis two-electron bond
- Dr Julia Contreras-García (UPMC, France): Do bonds need a name?
- Professor Nick Greeves (Liverpool, UK): The influence of Lewis on organic chemistry teaching, textbooks and beyond
- Professor Clark Landis (UWM, USA): Lewis and Lewis-like Structures in the Quantum Era
- Professor Michael Mingos (Oxford, UK): The Inorganic dimension to Lewis and Kossel’s landmark contributions
- Dr Patrick Coffey (Berkeley, USA): Lewis’ Life, Death, and Missing Nobel Prize
Prior registration is essential. Please email your name and address to Professor John Nicholson, jwnicholson01(at)gmail.com
- G.N. Lewis, "THE ATOM AND THE MOLECULE.", J. Am. Chem. Soc., vol. 38, pp. 762-785, 1916. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja02261a002
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