Date: July 14, 2015, 4 p.m.
Venue: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Casa Central, Salón de Honor, Av. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 340, Santiago
Prof. A. Stephen K. Hashmi (Universität Heidelberg): "Gold – Nugget, Necklace, Nanotechnology"
Gold has always fascinated mankind. Apart from very young children, probably every human being on the planet has heard about gold. Probably most people are not aware of the fact that, in addition, there is a fascinating side of this noble metal which goes far beyond simple gold nuggets, gold bars in a safe of a bank, or beautiful jewellery and art: Important scientific milestones are connected to gold, and many applications in different technological sectors of modern societies are based on gold. The price of gold is not prohibitive for many of these applications. The lecture will cover the different aspects of this shiny metal.
This lecture is part of Heidelberg University’s »Santander International Summer School for Doctoral Students« at the Heidelberg Center for Latin America (HCLA) in Santiago de Chile from July 13 to 24, 2015 on the issue »Molecular Catalysts – Tools for Chemical Synthesis«.