August Wilhelm von Hofmann Lecture

August Wilhelm von Hofmann Lecture

With the August Wilhelm von Hofmann lecture, the GDCh honors foreign chemists for their outstanding and up-to-date scientific work. The August Wilhelm von Hofmann Lecture was the GDCh's first named lecture. It is therefore also the only on-name lecture that is carried out without cooperation with a fellow society and served as a template for the later bilateral on-name lectures.

The lecture was held for the first time in 1978. The invited chemist was Jean-Marie Lehn from Strasbourg/France, who is one of the pioneers in the field of supramolecular chemistry. Since then, chemists from all over the world have been invited to Germany at regular intervals.

Excellent people so far

2019 - Kyoko Nozaki, Tokyo / Japan

Professor Kyoko Nozaki is an organic chemist at the University of Tokyo / Japan. Her research focus is on homogeneous catalysis in organic synthesis and polymer synthesis. She attaches great importance to sustainability. Your lecture title at the GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2019 was "Homogenous Catalysis for Today and Tomorrow".

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2017 - Roald Hoffmann, Cornell/USA

Professor Roald Hoffmann received the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with the Japanese Kenichi Fukui for research into the course of chemical reactions. In 1965, together with Robert B. Woodward, he developed the Woodward-Hoffmann rules, which are now part of the basic knowledge of organic chemistry.

Roald Hoffmann has been an honorary member of the GDCh since 1999 and was the first to awardee the Primo Levi Prize in 2017.

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2015 - Barry Sharpless, La Jolla, CA / USA

Professor Barry Sharpless works in the field of click chemistry, which coined the term very much. Sharpless works at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla / California.

In 2001 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with William S. Knowles and Ryoji Noyori. He was honored for his important work in the field of stereoselective oxidation reactions. The name Sharpless is familiar to every chemistry student today, as many well-known reactions are named after it, such as the Sharpless epoxidation.

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2013 - Linda Nazar, Waterloo, CA

Professor Linda Nazar from the University of Waterloo / Canada deals with the development of lithium-ion batteries, such as lithium-sulfur accumulators. In doing so, she makes use of nanotechnology. Her lecture title at the GDCh Science Forum 2013 was "Overcoming the Challenges in High Energy Density Storage with Nanotechnology".

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Lecturer from 2011 to 1978

2011 Emily Carter, Princeton / USA
2009 Daniel G. Nocera, Cambridge / USA
2007 George M. Whitesides, Cambridge / USA
2003 Jan-Erling Bäckvall, Stockholm / Sweden
1999 Jean-Marie Basset, Lyon / France
1997 Jon Clardy, Ithaca / USA
1995 Alan Roy Fersht, Cambridge / England

François Diederich, Zurich / Switzerland

1993 Richard Alen Lerner, La Joila / USA
1992 Richard R. Ernst, Zurich / Switzerland
1991 Felix Franks, Cambridge / England
1990 Pierre de Gennes, Paris / France
1989 Hans Wynberg, Groningen / Netherlands
1988 Sir Jack Lewis, Cambridge / England
1987 Bogdan Baranowski, Warsaw / Poland
1986 Duilio Arigoni, Zurich / Switzerland
1985 Charles W. Rees, London / England
1984 Charles Weissmann, Zurich / Switzerland
1983 Norman Neill Greenwood, Leeds / England
1982 Wolfgang Oppolzer, Geneva / Switzerland
1981 Carl J. Ballhausen, Copenhagen / Denmark
1980 John Shipley Rowlinson, Oxford / England
1979 Allan Rushton Battersby, Cambridge / England
1978 Jean-Marie Lehn, Strasbourg / France

Commission of the August Wilhelm von Hofmann Lecture

Prof. Dr. Wolfram Koch, GDCh Executive Director (lead)
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Dehnen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, GDCh President 2024 & 2025
David Jurado M.Sc., JCF Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Kramm, Technical University of Darmstadt
Prof. Dr. Peter H. Seeberger, Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces Research
Prof. Dr. Jennifer Strunk, Technical University of Munich

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