POSTPONED The periodic table is my molecular lego

Professor Martyn Coles's lecture about the fundamental building blocks of matter and synthesising new chemical compounds has been postponed until 2022.

Lectures, talks and seminars

Hunter Council Chamber, Level 2, Hunter Building, Gate 2
Kelburn Parade

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This lecture has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a date in 2022. It cannot go ahead while Wellington is at COVID-19 alert level 2.

All matter is comprised of a limited number of elements that are collected together in the periodic table. So, whether you are making a new disease curing drug, or a light harvesting molecule for the production of clean energy, the same fundamental building blocks are used. What differentiates these materials is which component pieces are being used and how they are joined together.

In this inaugural lecture, Professor Martyn Coles from the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences will discuss how his journey in synthetic chemistry has focused on understanding how these pieces fit and how we can control the processes that lead to new chemical compounds.

For more information contact: Caroline Nebel