Talk by Professor David Phillips, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

Friday, 4th November, 7pm for 7:30pm
VENUE: Pfizer Lecture Theatre, Dept of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Rd, Cambridge CB2 1EW

“Soviet Scientific Sojourn:
Impressions of a Western Scientist in Moscow, 1966/67 and later…”

Entertaining and accessible talk
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry,
Senior Research Investigator at Imperial College London,

To celebrate the Year of Chemistry 2011.

Language: English
Discussion, drinks and nibbles afterwards.

According to one of his colleagues, “David has a lovely personality, and a big, generous soul. He still speaks Russian a bit, and he must have a lot of interesting memories of his time in Russia. David is also a great, popular science speaker, famous for his public lectures with demonstrations of the most spectacular experiments and on the history of science.”

Professor David Phillips: “I will make the talk very general – a combination of my impressions of the life in Russia, the people I met, the subsequent contacts, and the science we have done.”

David Phillips is Professor of Physical Chemistry at Imperial College London and the author of 585 research papers and a number of books in the field of photochemistry and laser research. In 2010 Professor Phillips received the Porter Medal, which is awarded biannually to the scientist who has contributed most to the science of photochemistry. To read more about Professor Phillips, click here.

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