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Leibniz Lecture: Turning boron chemistry on its head

Date & Time:
May 4, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Senate Room, Hotel Alma, University of Calgary Main Campus

Join us on May 4 to hear a lecture from the prestigious Leibniz prize-winner Dr. Holger Braunschweig who will give a presentation entitled "Turning boron chemistry on its head: The unusual chemistry of boron in low oxidation states."

Date: Thursday, May 4

Time: 12 - 2 p.m.

Place:  Senate Hall, Hotel Alma, University of Calgary Main Campus

Entrance to this event is free and lunch will be provided.Public parking is available in the Arts Parkade.

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Dr. Braunschweig's lecture will discuss new synthetic strategies to overcome the inherent electron deficiency of boron. He is the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize and is a leading academic in the field of inorganic chemistry. The Leibniz prize is the highest honour awarded in German research by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The DFG is the central, self-governing organization funding science and basic research in Germany. Serving all branches of science and the humanities, its members comprise German research universities, non-university research institutions, scientific associations and the Academies of Science and the Humanities. The DFG organizes Leibniz Lectures in different regions across the world in order to promote the prize, the research conducted by the prize holders, and the high quality of German science in general. Learn more

Germany has been identified as a country of emphasis in the University of Calgary’s 2013 International Strategy. The University of Calgary has many ties to Germany, including 31 partnerships, 25 active/pending agreements with German institutions, 39 faculty members with at least one degree from a German university, 22 faculty members originating from Germany, and a myriad of German students and alumni.

This event is sponsored by University of Calgary International and DFG, in collaboration with the department of chemistry.