University of Calgary

The making of a Nobel Prize winner

Rudolph Marcus, 1992 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, to share insight with students, faculty and community on June 12, 2013

June 10, 2013

One of the great chemists of our time, professor Rudolph Marcus, will be visiting the University of Calgary on June 12 and 13.

Born in Montreal in 1923, professor Marcus received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his theory of electron transfer. His discoveries explain chemical phenomena of cell metabolism, corrosion and photosynthesis.

On Wednesday, June 12 from 3 to 4 p.m., professor Marcus will share his experiences with members and students of the Faculty of Science. The sold-out event will be highlighted by professor Marcus’ discussion of his journey to the Nobel Prize as well as an overview of his current scientific motivations.

Members from other Faculties as well as from the community at large are invited to attend this event.

On Thursday June 13, professor Marcus will receive an honorary degree during the Faculty of Science and Graduate.

WHAT: Faculty of Science keynote presentation followed by questions and answers (media availability following Q&A)

WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 (3-4 p.m.)

WHERE: University of Calgary, Main Campus (EEEL Building, Room 210) WHO: Dr. Rudolph Marcus, 1992 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry