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Leading American, German chemists converge to share research, vision

American Chemical Society

A group of 70 American and German chemists, age 40 or younger, will meet later this month in Durham, N.H. to share scientific ideas and results in leading areas of chemical research, including biomolecular engineering and bioinspired materials, molecular electronics, nanooptics and frontiers in synthesis.

The German-American Frontiers of Chemistry Symposium -- to be held August 23-25 at the New England Center in Durham -- is sponsored by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, and the German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker). Participants were selected by the symposium's organizing committees.

The symposium, which draws elite chemists from academia and industry in each country, provides a forum for chemists to learn about cutting-edge research in each other's countries and in areas beyond their own specialties.

Speakers at the symposium will include: Eli Pearce, Ph.D., ACS president and university research professor at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, N.Y; Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker Secretary General Heindirk tom Dieck, Ph.D.; and George Atkinson, Ph.D., University of Arizona professor and Senior Fellow for Science, Technology and Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State.

The inaugural Frontiers of Chemistry Symposium was held in 2000 in Munich, Germany.

WHAT:
German-American Frontiers of Chemistry Symposium

WHERE:
New England Center in Durham, N.H

WHEN:
Aug. 23-25, 2002

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