Theodor-Förster Memorial Lectureship

Theodor-Förster Memorial Lectureship by the GDCh Division of Photochemistry

Theodor Förster (1910-1974)

In honor of Theodor Förster (1910-1974), the GDCh Division of Photochemistry and the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry award the Theodor-Förster Memorial Lectureship , usually every two years, to personalities who have made outstanding scientific achievements and made special contributions to the field field of photochemistry. The name lecture comes with a certificate of award and an invitation to give four lectures. The first of these lectures will be held after the award ceremony at the "Lecture Conference on Photochemistry" that takes place in even years. A selection committee appointed for this purpose, which represents the Division of Photochemistry and the German Bunsen Society, decides on the award of the award.

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Prof.Dr. Stefanie Tschierlei und Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bach
Foto: GDCh

Theodor-Förster Memorial Lectureship 2022

The Theodor Förster Memorial Lecture of the GDCh Division of Photochemistry and the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry was given to Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bach awarded.

"In recognition of his outstanding achievements in the development and application of organic photochemistry and asymmetric photocatalysis. As a long-time professor of organic chemistry at the Technical University of Munich, he managed to combine two major research directions, photochemistry and asymmetric catalysis, in his contributions.

Professor Bach is one of the most important contemporary organic photochemists, who has revolutionized the fields of enantioselective photochemistry, [2+2] photocycloadditions and asymmetric photochemistry with chiral catalysts in his sometimes groundbreaking work.

Using these new methods and catalyses, he was able to produce numerous natural and active substances in a targeted manner and with high yields. We honor Professor Bach with the Theodor-Förster Memorial Lectureship for his extraordinary contributions to the combination of photochemistry and organic chemistry".

Theodor-Förster Memorial Lectureship 1975ff

Year Surname institute
2022 Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bach Technical University of Munich
2020 No award
2018 Prof. Dr. Michael Graezel

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

2016 Prof. Dr. Douglas C. Neckers

Perrysburg, Ohio

2014 Prof. Dr. Ben L. Feringa

University of Groningen

2012 Prof JC Scaiano

University of Ottawa

2010 Professor Miguel A Miranda

Universidad Politecnica Valencia

2008 Prof. Masahiro Irie

University, Tokyo

2007 Prof. Dr. Gion Calzaferri

University of Bern

2005 Professor Nicholas J Turro

Columbia University, New York

2003 Prof. Dr. Jacob Wirz

University of Basel

2001 Prof. Dr. dr hc Kurt Schaffner

Max Planck Institute, Mülheim

1999 Prof. Dr. Frans De Schryver

University of Leuven

1997 Dietmar Moebius Goettingen
1995 Waldemar Adam Wuerzburg
1993 Jan W. Verhoeven Amsterdam
1991 Fritz P. Schaefer Goettingen
1989 Zbigniew R. Grabowski Warsaw
1987 Albert Weller Goettingen
1975 George Porter London

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