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American Chemical Society, Monthly Meeting of NESACS with Professor

George Whitesides
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Location:

Takeda

40 Landsdowne Street
Cambridge, MA

Agenda:

4:30 PM NESACS Board Meeting (Seminar Room)


5:30 PM Reception (Cafeteria)
6:30 PM Dinner (Cafeteria)
7:30 PM Welcome, Dr. Jerry Jasinski, NESACS Chair (Auditorium)
7:40 PM Evening program with Professor George Whitesides (Auditorium)

Professor George Whitesides


Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University
Professor, Harvard University
Reinventing Chemistry
Chemistry, and the world of science and technology of which it is a part,
are changing dramatically. Biology, materials, nanotechnology, and
other less familiar/popular areas offer opportunities; the decline in
invention in the chemical industry, and of productivity in the
pharmaceutical industry, limits opportunities. One future for chemistry is
the emergence of new fields; another is absorption by other disciplines.
Every area of science faces periods of maturation and reinvention. What
are the indicators for chemistry at this time? Does the history of other
fields offer useful lessons?
George M. Whitesides was born August 3, 1939 in Louisville, KY. He
received an A.B. degree from Harvard University in 1960 and a Ph.D.
from the California Institute of Technology (with J.D. Roberts) in 1964.
He was a member of the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology from 1963 to 1982. He joined the Department of Chemistry
of Harvard University in 1982, and is now the Woodford L. and Ann A.
Flowers University Professor. Academic recognition includes the U.S. National Medal of Science (1998), the Kyoto Prize for
Advanced Technology (Inamori Foundation, Japan) (2003), the Paracelsus Prize (Swiss Chemical Society) (2004), the Dan David
Prize in Future Science (Dan David Foundation, Israel) (2005), the Priestley Award (American Chemical Society) (2007), and the
Prince of Asturias Award in Science and Technology (Prince of Asturias Foundation, Spain) (2008). He is a member of the National
Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the American Philosophical Society, and an honorary member of the
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and the French Academy of Sciences.

For those who would like to join us for dinner, register by noon, Thursday, February 25, 2016 using
PayPal: http://acssymposium.com/paypal.html. Select the pay with credit or debit card option and
follow the additional instructions on the page. Cost: Members, $30; Non-members, $35; Retirees,
$20; Students, $10. Dinner reservations not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance must be paid.

Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society


www.nesacs.org

If you wish to join us for this meeting and not eat dinner, please register by noon, Thursday, February 25,
using PayPal: http://acssymposium.com/paypal.html. Select Seminar only. The fee is $1.
New members or those seeking additional information, contact the NESACS administrative coordinator,
Anna Singer, at secretary@nesacs.org or at (781) 272-1966 during regular business hours only.

THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO THE EVENT. ATTENDEES NEED TO BE AWARE THAT THE
HOST FACILITY IS A PRIVATE FACILITY WITH ITS OWN SECURITY AND GUIDELINES FOR
ADMISSION. IT IS REQUIRED BY THE HOST SITE THAT ALL ATTENDEES BE
REGISTERED IN ADVANCE. THOSE WHO FAIL TO REGISTER IN ADVANCE MAY NOT BE
ADMITTED TO THE PROGRAM.

Parking Deck- 80 Landsdowne Street

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, 40 Landsdowne Street, Cambridge, MA 02139


By subway: Kendall Square T stop (Red Line)
Parking: 80 Landsdowne Street- NESACS thanks Takeda for providing vouchers for parking.
Meter parking is available on the surrounding streets. Many meters are free after 6 PM.
Special Thanks to:
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Alexis Arakelian, Takeda


Debbie Abruzzi, Takeda
Yahaira Velez, Takeda
Mark Ashwell, Ashwell Consulting Group
Brenden Meiseger, Aramark at Takeda
Leland Johnson, The Conditas Group