The atom and the molecule: A one-day symposium on 23 March, 2016 celebrating Gilbert N. Lewis.

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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“.[1] 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


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References

  1. 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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The atom and the molecule: A one-day symposium on 23 March, 2016 celebrating Gilbert N. Lewis.

  1. Henry Rzepa says:

    More information about this symposium is now available via the  Royal Society of  Chemistry events page.

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