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Chemistry and Biochemistry


"Powering the Planet with Solar Energy"

Event Start DateFriday, May 9, 2008
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
Event Start Time3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CostCost: free

Harry B. Gray, Ph.D., Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and founding director of the Beckman Institute at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) discusses one of the outstanding issues of science in the 21st century - the efficient, and ultimately economical, storage of solar energy in the form of chemical bonds.

The seminar is geared for the general audience.

3 p.m.: Reception

4 p.m.: Lecture

Professor Gray is a world-renown chemist who has received numerous awards including the National Medal of Science and the Wolf Prize. He is currently one of the principal investigators for the National Science Foundation Chemical Bonding Center, that brings together scientists from Caltech and MIT to tackle the problem of how best to harness solar energy.

For more information on this NSF project, go to

This seminar is co-sponsored by the ChemClub, Associated Students, EPIC, the Provost's Office, and Sustainability.

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