A Conversation with Nobel Prize Winner Roald Hoffmann, October 6 in Feinstone Lounge at Sullivan Hall

A Conversation with Nobel Prize Winner Roald Hoffmann October 6, 2:30 p.m., Sullivan Hall, Feinstone Lounge, Second Floor 1330 W. Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA Roald Hoffmann won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1981. Educated at Columbia and Harvard, and a long-time faculty member at Cornell, Hoffmann is a distinguished public intellectual who has carved out a land between science, poetry and philosophy. A professor of what he terms “applied theoretical chemistry,” he is also an accomplished writer, poet and playwright. His poetry collections include Gaps and Verges (1990), Memory Effects (1999), and Catalista (in Spanish, 2002). The 1993 he wrote Chemistry Imagined (1993) with artist Vivian Torrance, combining her collages with his essays, poetry and personal commentary. With fellow chemist Carl Djerassi, Hoffmann wrote the play Oxygen (2001), which has been performed worldwide, and translated into ten languages. Hoffmann runs a monthly cabaret, Entertaining Science, at the Cornelia Street Café in Greenwich Village.

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