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Leading Scientists Of Last 75 Years Selected

American Chemical Society

BOSTON, Mass.--An unprecedented assemblage of scientists voted as the world's top chemistry researchers, including the chemist who first synthesized the birth-control pill and the discoverer of plutonium and radio isotopes for the treatment of cancer, offers a rare opportunity for individual and group photographs and one-on-one interviews. Twenty-three researchers, ten who have received the prestigious Nobel Prize, are being honored for their landmark contributions by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, during its national meeting here Aug. 23-27.

The scientists are among 75 selected by readers of Chemical & Engineering News, the world's leading newsmagazine covering the chemical professions, as being the major contributors to the chemical enterprise during the 75-year history of the magazine. The 23 researchers will be available for photos and interviews during a media reception prior to a formal dinner in their honor.

Top researchers of last 75 years (Complete list of researchers and affiliations attached)

Interview Availability
Sunday, August 23, 3:15 p.m., Fairmont Copley Plaza, Directors Room

Formal Black-Tie Photo Op
Sunday, August 23, 7:45 p.m., John F. Kennedy Library and Museum,
Columbia Point, Boston

Special Note
News media representatives wishing to attend this reception must RSVP in advance with the American Chemical Society National Meeting Press Office in Boston, located at the Hynes Convention Center, Room 308 (third level), which opens Saturday, August 22. Phone: (617) 954-3476.

For further information, contact:
Nancy Blount at (202) 872-4451. From August 20-27: Press Room , Convention Center, Room 308 Phone: (617) 351-6808; FAX: (617) 351-6820

A nonprofit organization with a membership of more than 155,000 chemists and chemical engineers as its members, the American Chemical Society publishes scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences, and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.


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