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Nobel laureate to lecture as part of chemistry alumni appreciation events

Rudolph A. Marcus, winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will speak at 5 p.m. Oct. 3 in room 400 of the chemistry building. The event is open free to the public.

Marcus, the Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology, won the Nobel Prize for his contributions to the theory of electron transfer reactions in chemical systems.

Marcus’ appearance at UGA is part of the first-ever day celebrating alumni of the chemistry department. Graduates of the program will continue the day’s events with a banquet that night at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.

Marcus is one of the most honored chemists in the world today. In addition to the Nobel Prize, he is the winner of the Irving Langmair and Peter Debye awards from the American Chemical Society; the Willard Gibbs, Theodore William Richards and Pauling medals; and the Remsen and Edgar Fahs Smith awards, also from the ACS.