Today is Richard F. Heck Day at the University of Delaware, in honor of the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry.
A scholarly symposium, Frontiers in Catalysis, is being held this afternoon. Heck received the Nobel Prize with two other professors last December for discovering “more efficient ways of linking carbon atoms together to build the complex molecules that are improving our everyday lives,” according to a Nobel statement. Throughout the day colleagues, friends, students and the community are welcome to leave messages of congratulations on the University’s Facebook events page. Heck will also be awarded an honorary doctor of science degree during Saturday’s commencement ceremony at Delaware Stadium.
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