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Leading Chemist to Speak at Bard College on Tuesday, October 6

The Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series Continues with Henri Brunner, a Professor at the University of Regensburg in Germany

Darren O'Sullivan

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.— On Tuesday, October 6, the Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series at Bard College presents Henri Brunner, professor at the University of Regensburg in Germany. Brunner’s lecture, “Right or Left: In Daily Life, Nature, Art, and Chemistry,” will explore the problem of image and mirror-image, a phenomenon, commonly observed in nature, in snail shells and climbing plants, and in art, in baroque altars and paintings. Brunner will discuss the role that the image/mirror-image phenomenon played in the origin of life and how, as a consequence of scientific development, it has an impact on the economy and employment. The lecture, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Bertelsmann Campus Center, is free and open to the public.

Henri Brunner is well known for his contributions to catalysis and inorganic stereochemistry, with more than 500 publications and 150 Ph.D.’s awarded from his research group. In addition to his achievements in chemistry, his recent book, Rects Oder Links (Right or Left), discusses chirality (the property of asymmetry) in the world around us, and has captured significant public attention.

For more information on this lecture, call 845-752-2336.


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This event was last updated on 09-16-2009