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November 25, 2003 - November 28, 2003

The Role of Science and Technology in the Quest for a World at Peace

Prof. Jerome Karle

Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, Washington, D.C.

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Jerome Karle is a Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, the former Chairman of the Chemistry Section of the United States National Academy of Sciences and a former Professional Lecturer at the University College of the University of Maryland. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1918 he attended New York City schools and graduated from the City College of New York in 1937, the first recipient of the Caduceus Award for Excellence in Natural Sciences. He obtained an M.A. degree in Biology in 1938 at Harvard University and attended the University of Michigan, receiving M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physical Chemistry in 1942 and 1944, respectively. Prof. Karle's research has been concerned with diffraction theory and its application to the determination of atomic arrangements in various states of aggregation. His work in crystal structure analysis was recognized by the 1985 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Jerome Karle is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the American Philosophical Society and a former President of the International Union of Crystallography. One of Prof. Karle's concerns has been the future of this planet and the need to protect its resources and its population in a caring way.

Tuesday, November 25, 2003:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Chulalongkorn University

Info and free tickets: Phone (02) 218 3331-5, Fax (02) 216 1299, E-mail

19:30 Evening talk and dialogue at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand

Info and tickets: Phone (02) 652 0580-1, Fax (02) 652 0582, E-mail

Wednesday, November 26, 2003:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at the Asian Institute of Technology

His lecture at AIT will also be LIVE webcasted on

Info and free tickets: Phone (02) 524 6065, Fax (02) 524 5883, E-mail

Thursday, November 27, 2003:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Khon Kaen University

Info and free tickets: Phone/Fax (043) 202 425, E-mail

Friday, November 28, 2003:

14:00 Keynote speech and dialogue at Chiang Mai University

Info and free tickets: Phone (053) 943 661-5, 224 076 and 941 007, Fax (053) 219 252, 943 666 and 942 666, E-mail and