Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture: Sir James Fraser Stoddart

Thursday, November 10, 2016
6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Sir James Fraser Stoddart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, presents “Mingling Art with Science.”                               

Can science and art not only coexist but fuel one another? Sir James Fraser Stoddart believes that rather than existing in two separate spheres, the culture of science and the culture of art seamlessly nourish each other. 

This annual award and lecture, endowed in 1990 by chemist Glenn Edgar Ullyot, seeks to illustrate how chemistry, biology, and the sciences in general contribute to the public welfare.

Event Schedule

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 p.m.

About the Speaker

Sir James Fraser Stoddart, a Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, is a pioneer in the fields of supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology. His work has personally benefited from interdisciplinary study, as his explorations of art history and topology helped him better understand and explain molecular knots. The fruits of these labors resulted in his now well-known cartoon-style depictions, published along with his research, that use distinctive colors to clearly represent different parts of the molecule. In 2016 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Bernard L. Feringa for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.


For more information about this event please contact Sarah Reisert at 215.873.8263 or SReisert@sciencehistory.org.

This program is presented in partnership with the Philadelphia and Delaware sections of the American Chemical Society, the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.