from left: Thisbe K. Lindhorst, (President GDCh), Henning Hopf (Laudatio), Roald Hoffmann, Angela Agostiano (President SCI). Photo: GDCh, Christian Augustin.
On 10 September 2017, Chemistry Nobel laureate Professor Roald Hoffmann received the first Primo Levi Prize from the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, German Chemical Society) and the Italian Chemical Society (Societa Chimica Italiana, SCI).
The prize is named after the Italian Jewish chemist, writer, and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi and honors chemists or scientists from related disciplines who promote human rights and improve the dialogue between chemistry and society. Roald Hoffmann receives the prize for his engagement for upholding ethical standards in chemistry, as well as for his fictional works, which promote responsibility, empathy, and respect.
Video-Statements from the Wissenschaftsforum Chemie (September 1-4, 2013 in Darmstadt/Germany) at ChemistryViews:
Other videos (mostly in German) are to be found here.
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