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release date:2016.04.20

Special Lecture by Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Dr. Jean-Marie Lehn

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On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1987) Dr. Jean-Marie Lehn visited the university and gave a special lecture entitled “Perspectives in Chemistry: From Supramolecular Chemistry towards Adaptive Chemistry” (Organizer: Institute for Advanced Study; Co-host: International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research).

In front of a packed audience, Dr. Lehn gave a speech about his research into supramolecular chemistry, interspersed with various anecdotes.

After the lecture, he participated in a lively exchange of opinions with young researchers and graduate students and the discussion was still going strong when the lecture was brought to a close.

Earlier that day, Dr. Lehn was conferred with the title of Distinguished University Professor of Kyushu University in a ceremony at Shiiki Hall on the Ito Campus. This title was bestowed in recognition of the immense contribution that Dr. Lehn has made to the advancement of education and research activities at this university and his outstanding achievements in this regard. He becomes only the third Distinguished University Professor of Kyushu University, following the conferring of this title on Dr. Barry Sharpless and Muhammad Yunus.

The Distinguished University Professor conferment ceremony (Left: Dr. Lehn Right: University President Dr. Kubo)

Distinguished University Professor Jean-Marie Lehn gives his special lecture

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