Nobel Laureate Yuan T. Lee to speak on campus at international symposium exploring Nobel-caliber research

October 23, 2017

Yuan T. Lee

Nobel Laureate Yuan T. Lee, an emeritus professor at Berkeley who won the Nobel Prize for research in particle chemistry in 1986, and was the first Taiwanese Nobel Prize laureate, will speak as part of a group of laureates at the Drive for the Nobel Prize conference at UC Berkeley on October 31st. Dr. Lee is speaking along with fellow Nobel Prize laureates Dr. Takaaki Fajita (2015 Physics) and Dr. Saul Perlmutter (2011, Physics.)

Dr. Lee received his laureate with co-researchers Dudley Herschbach and John C. Polanyi for their contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes. Their ground breaking research included the study of chemical reactions in which molecules comprised of atoms collide and form new compounds representing one of nature's fundamental processes.

Other conference participants include leading science journalists, historians and others discussing journalism and the Nobel and the impact of the Nobel on institutions. Young researchers studying dark matter, spontaneous symmetry and materials' "weirdness," and species' interactions in natural landscapes also will address the Nobel Prize's role in a scientific network of public scholars and as an incentive in the world of research.

A member of a Nobel Prize selection committee also will make a rare public appearance.

Sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies, the University of California at Berkeley and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

All talks are open to the public. Schedule is available here: http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/.html?event_ID=111293