Nobel Laureate Herbert Hauptman to Lecture

Posted: April 23, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

Herbert A. Hauptman, 1985 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, speaks at George Mason on Friday, April 27, in SUB II, Room 5, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. His topic is “Recent Advances in the Phase Problem of X-ray Crystallography.”

Hauptman is a mathematician who developed a mathematical method that has changed the field of chemistry and opened a new era in research in determination of molecular structures of crystallized materials. He is president of the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, Inc., and research professor in biophysical sciences and adjunct professor in computer science at the State University of New York-Buffalo.

The lecture is sponsored by the Systems Engineering and Operations Research Department and the Office of the Provost. Refreshments will be served at 10:30 a.m.

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