Don't Miss the Free Angewandte Symposium

  • Author: ChemViews
  • Published Date: 12 March 2013
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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The special, completely overbooked, symposium being held today in Berlin, Germany, celebrates 125 years of Angewandte Chemie. Chemists from across the globe have gathered to mark the anniversary of this special journal, including three Nobel Laureates and seven other top speakers. If you want to take part, it's not too late: will broadcast the full program as a free virtual event, starting shortly.

It starts with a welcome address by Barbara Albert, President of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) at 8:30 in Berlin (CET/UTC+1), 15.30 in Beijing (CST/UTC+8), and 03.30 in New York (EDT/UTC-4).

Register now to watch the live broadcast of the event or to access the presentations on-demand after the initial broadcast.

Enjoy the event!


  • 8:30 (Berlin, UTC+1; 15.30: Beijing, UTC+8; 03.30: New York, UTC-4)
    Welcome: Barbara Albert, Darmstadt, Germany (President of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh))
  • 8:40
    François Diederich
    , Zürich, Switzerland (Development of Chemistry and Applied Chemistry)
    125 Jahre Chemie im Spiegel der Angewandten Chemie
  • 9.20
    Susumu Kitagawa
    , Kyoto, Japan (Inorganic Chemistry)
    Welcome to a World of Small Spaces
  • 10.00
    Ahmed Zewail
    , Pasadena, USA (Physical Chemistry)
    Science and Beyond
  • 10.40 Coffee Break
  • 11.10
    Greeting: Andreas Kreimeyer, Ludwigshafen, Germany (Research Executive Director, BASF SE, and Research Spokesman, VCI)
  • 11.10
    Frank Schirrmacher, Frankfurt, Germany (Language, Media)
    Language As A Resource
  • 12.00
    Carolyn R. Bertozzi
    , Berkeley, USA (Chemical Biology)
    Bioorthogonal Chemistry, an Enabling Tool for Biology and Medicine
  • 12.40
    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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