“Engines through the Ages”
Nobel laureate Fraser Stoddart, the Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, will deliver the 2018 Weissman Lecture Oct. 4 at Washington University in St. Louis.
The lecture, titled “Engines Through the Ages,” will begin at 4 p.m. in Graham Chapel on the Danforth Campus, followed by a question-and-answer session from 5:15 -6:15 p.m. Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry in Arts & Sciences, the lecture is free and open to the public.
“Engines Through the Ages” will journey into the mechanical innovations realized during the early and mid-20th century, followed by discussions revolving around a new type of bonding in molecules consisting of mechanical linkages pioneered by Stoddart and fellow Nobel laureate Jean-Pierre Sauvage, which they used to control large amplitude motions in nanoscale mechanically interlocked molecules — such as catenanes and rotaxanes.