Friday, September 15, 2017
Seminar | September 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location
Prof. Nicholas V. Hud, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chem & Biochem
The prebiotic synthesis of RNA remains a critical and unsolved problem for origins of life research.
We are investigating the hypothesis that RNA evolved from an ancestral polymer (or proto-RNA) with molecular building blocks that had a strong propensity for self-assembly.
We are also exploring the hypothesis that oscillating environments facilitated RNA replication, before the emergence... More >
Seminar: Inorganic Chemistry | September 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The study of energy transfer (ET) processes is a cornerstone of modern physical and inorganic chemistry, which is driven by growing demand in efficient energy transfer and conversion necessary to build a sustainable energy society independent from fossil fuels. Specifically, materials with a predesigned pathway for ET can address urgent needs in fast enhancement of material performance in areas... More >