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The World of Chemistry on Postage Stamps

Monday, September 8, 2014
5:45pm – 7:00pm

Storrs Campus
CHEM A-203

"The World of Chemistry on Postage Stamps" Dr. Daniel Rabinovich University of North Carolina

Postage stamps constitute a simple yet effective means of communication, often used by governments or postal authorities to inform or engage the general public on a variety of topics, including history, geography, literature and the arts. A surprisingly large number of stamps have also been issued to commemorate scientific discoveries or to honor well-known scientists. This presentation will feature postage stamps and other philatelic materials pertaining to the history of chemistry, the discovery and sources of the elements, chemical structures and formulas, laboratory equipment, biochemistry, and various aspects of the chemical industry.

BIOGRAPHICAL OUTLINE: Dr. Rabinovich obtained his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Columbia University in 1994. After postdoctoral work at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, he joined the Department of Chemistry at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he is now a Professor of Chemistry. His research interests are in synthetic and structural inorganic, bioinorganic, and organometallic chemistry, including the coordination chemistry of multidentate sulfur-donor ligands and the preparation of synthetic analogues of metalloenzymes, as documented in some 60 peer-reviewed publications. He is also the Editor of Philatelia Chimica et Physica, a quarterly publication dedicated to the study of postage stamps related to chemistry and physics, and a regular contributor to Chemistry International, the IUPAC bimonthly newsmagazine.


Chemistry Department (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn Master Calendar

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