A Weekly Newsletter from the Office of the Department Chairman
Volume 11, Number 22
MIT Department of Chemistry
Friday, March 31, 1995
The deadline for the next issue is Tuesday, April 4 at 5:00 p.m. Please convey items of interest (or mailing list changes) to Eve Diana, Room 18-390, Department of Chemistry, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/253-4080; 617/258-7500 (fax) or send electronic mail to email@example.com
Deadline Alert! Chemformation will not be published on Friday, April 21, and the deadline for the April 14 issue of Chemformation is Monday, April 10. Information for any events scheduled for 4/17 through 4/28 or notices must be received by 5 PM on Monday 4/10.
- Physical Chemistry Seminar
- Veronica Vaida
- University of Colorado, Boulder
- "Issues in Photoreactivity: From Gas to Condensed Phases and the Atmosphere"
- Tuesday, April 4, 1995
- 4:00 PM in Room 2-105
- Refreshments at 3:30 in Room 6-233
- Chemistry & Industry Seminar
- John M. Janusz
- Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Cincinnati, OH
- "Chemical Diversity: A Look at Chemistry for Soap, Food, Personal Care and Pharmaceuticals"
- Thursday, April 6, 1995
- 9:30 AM in Room 6-120
- Organic Chemistry Seminar Series
- Scott E. Denmark
- University of Illinois
- "Learning About Structure and Reactivity Through Synthetic Methodology"
- Thursday, April 6, 1995
- 4:00 PM in Room 6-120
- Refreshments at 3:30 in Room 18-490
Professor Emeritus Robert Alberty has been elected by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Commission on Thermodynamics to deliver the Rossini Lecture on the occasion of the 14th International Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics in 1996 in Osaka, Japan.
For more information on the opportunities listed below, please check with the Chemistry Education Office in Room 2-325.
- Montana State University, Bozeman, MT is offering a summer course in Organic Chemistry from May 22 through August 11. This course constitutes a two-semester professional sequence in organic chemistry and offers in-depth coverage of stereochemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, functional group chemistry, spectroscopy and nomenclature. The laboratory is run at microware scale.
FREE SUPER COMPUTERS
(Free super computers will be given to all who attend this talk)
- Molecular Computation
- Leonard Adleman
- Department of Computer Science
- University of Southern California
Recently a small instance of the 'Hamiltonian path problem' was encoded in molecules of DNA and solved inside of a test tube using standard methods of molecular biology. In this talk, that experiment will be reviewed and the implication will be discussed.
Can practical molecular computers actually be built? Might they be as much as a billion times faster than current super computers? Are there implications for Biology, Chemistry and Medicine? What are the directions for future research? It is hoped that an exchange of ideas among biologists, chemists, computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, physicists and others will ensue.
- Monday, April 10th
- Talk at 4:00 p.m. in 34-101
- Refreshments at 3:30 p.m.
Please direct questions to Prof. Ronald Rivest, 253-5880, firstname.lastname@example.org or Len Adleman, 213-740-4511, email@example.com
For more info on the opportunities listed below, please check the blue binders in Headquarters.
- Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI is accepting applications for a Chemistry Department Administrator. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
- Metasyn, Inc., Cambridge, MA seeks Ph.D. organic chemist for their discovery research program. Metasyn is a pharmaceutical R& D company focused on applying chemistry and biophysics to the design of novel metallopharmaceuticals and diagnostic agents.
- General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY has a surface analysis position for a staff member to work in Materials Characterization Laboratory, with a primary responsibility for Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES).
- Princeton Electronic Systems, Princeton, NJ has two openings for Ph.D. or M.S. (with experience) level individuals with diode laser spectroscopy background. The work will involve development of chemical sensing instruments using frequency modulated diode laser spectroscopy.
- Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX, is seeking an instructor for the 95-96 academic year to teach general and organic chemistry at the undergraduate level. Preference given to candidates (M.S. and higher) with a specialization in organic chemistry.
- University of Maryland, College Park, MD has two postdoctoral research positions open in surface chemistry involving structure, mobility, and reaction at surfaces. Ph.D. in surface chemistry or related field required.
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