President of International Council for Science and Nobel Laureate presents seminar at University of Pretoria

Posted on June 26, 2013

Prof Lee, a world leader in the field of chemical dynamics, shared his knowledge in a lecture entitled Dynamics of Chemical Reactions and Sustainable Development of Human Society with lecturers and students in chemistry as well as other departments in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences. Senior scientists from other universities also attended.

Prof Lee is visiting South Africa as a guest of the National Research Foundation. As President of the ICSU, he leads a global organisation of 120 international member organisations representing 140 countries and 31 international scientific unions.

He is recognised for his support of integrated research, and for the leading role he has played in transforming scientific research to achieve global sustainability. In 1986, he and his two collaborators, Polanyi and Hersbach, were awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their work in chemical reaction dynamics.

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