Hermanos Elhuyar - Hans Goldschmidt Lecture

Hermanos Elhuyar - Hans Goldschmidt Lecture

Together with the Real Sociedad Española de Química, the Hermanos Elhuyar - Hans Goldschmidt Lecture was established in 1998. It took place for the first time a year later in Spain. Professor Hans-Heinrich Limbach from Berlin was invited.

The Elhuyar brothers were both passionate mineralogists and chemists. They both studied in Paris and went to the Freiberg Mining Academy. They continued their education through educational trips to Central and Northern Europe. In 1783 the brothers published their research on the extraction of tungsten from wolframite. That makes them the discoverers of tungsten.

The chemist Hans Goldschmidt was born in Berlin in 1861. He studied in Berlin and later with Robert Wilhelm Bunsen at the University of Heidelberg, where he also received his doctorate. In 1894 he developed the thermite process, which is still important today. This redox reaction enabled the simple production of carbon-free metals such as iron, chromium and manganese and is still of great importance in rail construction today.

Excellent people so far

2022 - Óscar Millet, Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences, Derio/Spain

dr In his research, Millet deals with the use of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) to investigate biologically relevant proteins and enzymes. His research focus is on the delicate balance between protein stability and dynamics, which can lead to the development of new drugs, particularly in the area of rare diseases.

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2022 - Peter H. Seeberger, MPI for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam

Professor Peter H. Seeberger and his working group are researching sugar-based vaccines, for example against malaria. It is thanks to him that oligosaccharides can be synthesized automatically, which is a major milestone for further research.

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Lecturers since 1999


Peter H. Seeberger, MPI for Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam
Óscar Millet, Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences, Derio/Spain


Thomas Bein, Munich


Luis M. Liz-Marzán, Donostia-San Sebastián/Spain


Tomás Torres, Madrid/Spain

Paul Knochel, Munich

2017 Karsten Meyer, Erlangen-Nuremberg

Nazario Martin, Madrid/Spain

Frank Wuerthner, Wuerzburg

2015 Evamarie Hey-Hawkins, Leipzig
2014 Helmuth Möhwald, Potsdam

Antonio Liobet, Barcelona/Spain

Gerhard Erker, Munster


David Brian Amabilino, Cerdanyola des Vallés/Spain

Christian Griesinger, Goettingen

2010 Horst Weller, Hamburg
2009 Dirk Guldi, Erlangen-Nuremberg

Pablo Espinet, Valladolid/Spain

Klaus Müllen, Mainz

2007 Gernot Frenking, Marburg
2006 Andreas Hirsch, Erlangen-Nuremberg
2005 José Barluenga, Oviedo/Spain
2004/2005 Silvia E. Braslavsky, Mühlheim/Ruhr
2003/2004 Markus Antonietti, Golm
2002 Luis A. Oro, Zaragoza/Spain
2000 Ernesto Carmona-Gusmán, Seville/Spain
1999 Hans Heinrich Limbach, Berlin

Commission of Hermanos Elhuyar - Hans Goldschmidt Lecture

Prof. Dr. Arànzazu del Campo, Saarland University (lead management)
Prof. Dr. Alicia Casitas Montero, University of Marburg
Prof. Dr. Christian Griesinger, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry Göttingen
Prof. Dr. Horst Weller, University of Hamburg

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