Ralph and Lucy Hirschmann Visiting Professorship

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The Ralph and Lucy Hirschmann Visiting Professorship honors the legacy of Ralph F. Hirschmann, the former Makineni Research Professor of Chemistry. Ralph spent 37 years at Merck before beginning a second career with Penn Chemistry in 1987. He was elected to the National Academy of Science in 1999 and received the National Medal of Science in 2000. Ralph passed away in 2009.


Past speakers:


Koji Nakanishi, Columbia University

Robert Field, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Richard Zare, Stanford University

Gilbert Stork, Columbia University

David Beratan, Duke University

Norman C. Craig, Oberlin College

Jackie Barton, California Institute of Technology

Steve Benkovic, Pennsylvania State University

Dale Poulter, University of Utah

Harry Gray, California Institute of Technology

Steven Boxer, Stanford University

Ben Feringa, University of Groningen

Roeland J.M. Nolte, Radboud University Nijmegen

Jean-Marie Lehn, University of Strasbourg

James Skinner, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Abraham Nitzan, Tel Aviv University

Laura Kiessling, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Samuel Gellman, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Martin Gruebele, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University

Jeff Kelly, Scripps Research Institute

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