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Honeywell-Nobel Laureate Lecture: Robert H. Grubbs


Date: 03/02/2010

Time: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Location: 100 Smith Hall

Cost: Free


2005 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Robert Grubbs will present a public lecture at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 2 in Smith Hall, Room 100. Grubbs will lecture on the unique and powerful olefin metathesis reaction, illustrating the importance of fundamental research as well as discussing its wide-ranging commercial applications. The application of Grubbs research range from from the production of tough polymers to the use production of highly functionalized pharmaceuticals.

The University is hosting this lecture as one of only a select few universities worldwide involved in the Honeywell-Nobel Initiative. You can also watch the lecture live online at www.honeywellscience.com. By signing up, viewers can also take part in the post-lecture Q&A session with Professor Grubbs.

This is the second time a Nobel Laureate has visited the University of Minnesota as part of the Honeywell-Nobel Initiative, a global education effort designed to connect university students across the globe with recipients of the world’s most prestigious award, the Nobel Prize. The initiative establishes a forum for students worldwide to learn directly from contemporary Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Physics through a combination of live on-campus events and interactive content designed to link one generation of leading scientists with the next. To date, the Honeywell Nobel Lecture Series has been to 19 universities, 6 countries in 3 continents and has achieved a total live audience of more than 11,500 students and faculty.


  • Name: Chuck Tomlinson
  • E-mail: chuck1@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-624-2321
  • Sponsored by: Institute of Technology, Chemistry


Parking is available in the nearby Church Street Garage or the Fourth Street Ramp.

Reservation Information:

No reservations needed. This event is open to the public.

More information: http://www.honeywellscience.com

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Chuck Tomlinson, Department of Chemistry, chuck1@umn.edu, 612-624-2321.

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