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March 07, 2005 - March 11, 2005

'The impact of human activities on the chemistry of the atmosphere'

Prof. Mario J. Molina

Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, Cambridge

Keynote Speaker

Mario J. Molina is a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who received the 1995 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, shared with Prof. F. Sherwood Rowland and Prof. Paul J. Crutzen for their work in atmospheric chemistry. Mario J. Molina was born in Mexico City and studied at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM). After he earned his chemical engineer degree and worked as an Assistant Professor at UNAM, he left for the University of California at Berkeley where he received his Ph.D. after graduate studies in physical chemistry. At this stage he decided to be involved with research that was useful to society, but not for potentially harmful purposes. At the University of California at Irvine he began his studies on the influence of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) on the atmosphere, a research field he continued to work on at Irvine, at the California Institute of Technology and at MIT. The findings of Prof. Molina and his fellow scientists on CFCs and the decision to communicate these findings not only to other scientists but also to policy makers and the media have had a profound impact on the global environment as they heavily improved the public awareness for the CFC-ozone issue and its serious consequences for the atmosphere. Prof. Molina has also been pursuing interdisciplinary work on troposheric pollution issues, working on the problem of rapidly growing cities with severe air pollution.

Monday, March 7, 2005:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Thammasat University

Information & free tickets: Phone 02-564-3001-9 ext. 3104 or 3122

Fax 02-564-3001-9 ext. 3039 or 3040, E-mail or

Tuesday, March 8, 2005:

10:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at National Science Museum co-hosted by The Science Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty The King
(not a public event)

15:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at the Asian Institute of Technology

Information & free tickets: Phone 02-524-5005, Fax 02-524-6005,

Wednesday, March 9, 2005:

19:00 Dinner talk and dialogue co-hosted by The Chemical Society of Thailand and the National Science and Technology Development Agency of the Ministry of Science and Technology (not a public event)

Thursday, March 10, 2005:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Chulalongkorn University

Information & free tickets: Phone 02-218-3331-5, Fax 02-216-1299,

Friday, March 11, 2005:

10:00 Seminar at the Department of Science Service of the Ministry of Science and Technology: 'Global chemical risk issues and responses' (not a public event)