Winner of the Nobel prize in Chemistry in Slovakia

03. 09. 2015

logo SAVI am pleased to announce You that the winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987, prof. Jean-Marie Lehn from the University of Strasbourg, will visit Slovakia. He will assume the Honorary Plaque SAS Dionýz Ilkovič for his merits in physico-chemicals sciences at the Office of Presidium of SAS on Monday, 07.09.2015 at 11.00 am.

After that, he will deliver a lecture at the 67th congress of chemists on 08.09 2015 at 9.30 am at the Hotel Bellevue in Starý Smokovec, where he will be awarded the Gold Medal of the Slovak Chemical Society /SCHS/. The Nobel laureate Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn will be available to journalists at a press conference after his lecture.

Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn from the University of Strasbourg, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987, had been significantly involved in new directions of research that combines primarily recognition, transport and catalytic properties of supramolecular systems characterized by organized phases, at which the long term aim was the proposal and preparation of "molecular devices". They are part of molecules that are able to transmit signals and information. Nowadays, one of his major research directions are supramolecular (supermolecular) self-organisation, the design and properties of "programmed" supramolecular systems.

Research of professor Lehn has focused on the chemistry of self-organisation processes based on "programmed" chemical systems that undergo spontaneous organization of appropriate components into well-defined supramolecular units. The point is supramolecular processing of molecular information. Recently, there were also used the dynamic properties and selection and this led to the formation of concept "structural dynamic chemistry", that is chemistry of units undergoing self-organisation process as the response to external impulse, thus a "adaptive and evolutive chemistry".

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1987 was awarded to professor Lehn, also to Donald Cram and Charles J. Pedersen.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to these two events.


prof. Ing. Viktor MILATA, DrSc., Chief Executive of the Slovak Chemical Society

Ing. Mária Omastová, DrSc., Vice-president of SCHS and the Member of Presidium of SAS


Translated by: LŠ

Slovak Academy of Sciences