Symposium celebrates the accomplishments of chemistry's latest Nobel laureates

August 21, 2001

A special symposium to honor the accomplishments of the 2000 Nobel laureates in chemistry will take place during the American Chemical Society's 222nd national meeting in Chicago, August 26-30. The symposium will celebrate their work in polymer chemistry and the importance of interdisciplinary research in scientific breakthroughs.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2000 Nobel Prize in chemistry to Hideke Shirakawa, Alan G. MacDiarmid, and Alan J. Heeger "for discovery and development of conductive polymers."

Hideki Shirakawa, Tskuba University, Yokohama, Japan
"Synthesis of conducting polymers"

Alan G. MacDiarmid, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
"Synthesis metals: A novel role for organic polymers"

Alan J. Heeger, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Semiconducting and metallic polymers: The fourth generation of polymeric material"WHAT:
ACS Polymer Division Symposium, "Nobel Laureates in Polymer Chemistry"

Monday, August 27, 8 a.m.-noon

McCormick Place Convention Center South Room S100A, Level 1

American Chemical Society

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