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December 14, 2004 - December 21, 2004

'Science, technology and peace on earth'

Prof. Yuan T. Lee

Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, Taipei

Keynote Speaker

Yuan T. Lee is a Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, Professor emeritus of the of California at Berkeley and President of the Academia Sinica in Taipei. In 1986 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry together with Prof. Dudley R. Herschbach and Prof. John C. Polanyi for their contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes. Yuan T. Lee was born in Hsincha, Taiwan, and studied Chemistry at the National Taiwan University, the National Tsinhua University and the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his Ph.D. in 1965. He joined Prof. Herschbach's research group as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, where he carried out studies and experiments on crossed molecular beams and constructed a new molecular beams apparatus. In 1968 he accepted the position as an Assistant Professor and later Professor in the Chemistry Department of the University of Chicago. In 1974 he returned to Berkeley as Professor of Chemistry and the Principal Investigator at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory of the University of California. His work led to a new field of research - reaction dynamics - and his newly developed methods have provided a much more detailed view on how chemical reactions take place. His laboratory now contains very sophisticated molecular beams apparati specially designed to pursue problems associated with reaction dynamics, photochemical processes, and molecular spectroscopy.

Tuesday, December 14,   2004:

16:30 Dialogue on 'Peace and cooperation in South-East Asia' hosted by Asia Forum (not a public event)

Wednesday, December 15, 2004:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Mahidol Witthayanusorn School in cooperation with The Science Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty The King (not a public event)

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, December 16, 2004:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Mahidol University

Information & free tickets: Phone 02-201-5007, Fax 02-201-5072,

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Friday, December 17, 2004:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Suranaree University of Technology

Information & free tickets: Phone 044-224-010, Fax 044-224-017,

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Monday, December 20, 2004:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at the Office of Atoms for Peace of the Ministry of Science and Technology, presided over by H.E. Korn Thapparansi, Minister of Science and Technology

(not a public event)