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November 22, 2019 Friday 01:54:34 PM IST

Seminar on water by Richard N Zare at IISER Pune on Nov 25

National Edu News

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune will organise a colloquium on the topic 'Water So common, So Mysterious' on November 25. The lecture will be given by Richard N Zare, Professor at Stanford University, United States of America. The lecture will be held at 5:30 PM at Sir C V Raman auditorium, Lecture Hall complex at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune. The lecture is open to all to attend.

"Water covers about four-fifths the surface of the Earth, and human life depends on potable water. Water is so abundant, its behavior so familiar, its appearance so commonplace, that we are tricked into thinking that there is nothing new to be learned about this substance. We may, however, be in for a surprise," says the official notification.

'Professor Zare is renowned for his research in the area of laser chemistry, resulting in a greater understanding of chemical reactions at the molecular level.He has been awarded National Medal of Science, the Wolf Prize in Chemistry, and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring. Professor Zare has given named lectures at numerous universities, has authored and co-authored over 900 publications and more than 50 patents, and he has published four books,' says the notification by IISER.


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