125 Years of Angewandte Chemie

Free Virtual Event
Celebrate 125 Years of Angewandte Chemie!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A celebratory, physical symposium was held in the Henry Ford Building of Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. It was also broadcast over the internet through a virtual event platform. This platform still allows you to view the presentations recorded at the symposium in Berlin at any time you wish. You may also view single lectures.

‘Physical’ and ‘Virtual’ Angewandte Chemie Symposium

Angewandte Chemie, the flagship journal of the GDCh and one of the most renowned chemistry journals in the world, celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.

As part of the celebrations to mark this special occasion, the Angewandte Chemie Symposium was held.


8:30 (Berlin, UTC+1; 15.30: Beijing, UTC+8; 03.30: New York, UTC-4)

  • Welcome: Peter Gölitz, Weinheim, Germany (Editor-in-Chief, Angewandte Chemie)
    Welcome: Barbara Albert, Darmstadt, Germany (President of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh))
    Welcome: Peter-André Alt, Berlin, Germany (President of the Freie University, Berlin)
  • 8:50
    François Diederich
    , Zürich, Switzerland (Development of Chemistry and Applied Chemistry)
    125 Jahre Chemie im Spiegel der Angewandten Chemie
  • 9.30
    Susumu Kitagawa
    , Kyoto, Japan (Inorganic Chemistry)
    Welcome to a World of Small Spaces
  • 10.10
    Ahmed Zewail
    , Pasadena, USA (Physical Chemistry)
    Science and Beyond
  • 10.50 Coffee Break
  • 11.15
    Greeting: Andreas Kreimeyer, Ludwigshafen, Germany (Research Executive Director, BASF SE, and Research Spokesman, VCI)
  • 11.25
    Frank Schirrmacher, Frankfurt, Germany (Language, Media)
    Language As A Resource
  • 12.05
    Carolyn R. Bertozzi
    , Berkeley, USA (Chemical Biology)
    Bioorthogonal Chemistry, an Enabling Tool for Biology and Medicine
  • 12.45
    GDCh award ceremony: Carl-Duisberg-Plakette to Dr. Eva E. Wille, Weinheim
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 (Berlin, UTC+1; 21.00: Beijing, UTC+8; 09.00: New York, UTC-4)
    Greeting: Helmut Schwarz, Berlin, Germany (President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
  • 14.10
    Jean-Marie Lehn
    , Strasbourg, France (Supramolecular Chemistry)
    Steps towards Complex Matter: From Supramolecular Chemistry to Adaptive Chemistry
  • 14.50
    E. W. “Bert” Meijer
    , Eindhoven, the Netherlands (Polymers/Materials)
    From Macromolecules to Supramolecular Polymers
  • 15.30
    George M. Whitesides
    , Cambridge, USA (Future of Chemistry)
    Simplicity as a Strategy in Academic Research
  • 16.10 Coffee Break
  • 16.30
    Robert Schlögl
    , Berlin, Germany (Energy)
    Chemistry and Energy
  • 17.10
    Alois Fürstner
    , Mülheim, Germany (Organic Chemistry)
    Catalysis for Total Synthesis
  • 17.50–18.30
    Roald Hoffmann
    , Ithaca, USA (Chemistry and Culture)
    Protochemistries Are the Bridge

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