This year's Smith Lecturer is Richard N. Zare, the Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science at Stanford University. Professor Zare is renowned for his research in the area of laser chemistry, which has added greatly to scientists' understanding of chemical reactions at the molecular level. Through experimental and theoretical studies, he has made seminal contributions to the knowledge of molecular collision processes and has provided very significant solutions to a variety of chemical analysis problems. Professor Zare's development of laser induced fluorescence as a method for studying reaction dynamics has been widely adopted in other laboratories. He has received numerous honors and awards, authored/co-authored 800+ publications, holds 50+ patents and has published four books.
His visit is sponsored by the Davidson Chemistry Department and the Public Lectures Committee.
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