Nobel Laureate Dan Shechtman of Iowa State, the Ames Laboratory and Israel’s Technion will give a public lecture linking technological entrepreneurship to world peace and prosperity. The lecture will be at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, in the Great Hall of the Memorial Union. The event is free and open to the public.
Dan Shechtman, an Iowa State University Distinguished Professor in materials science and engineering, is officially on the ballot for the presidential race of Israel. Shechtman won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2011 for his discovery of quasicrystals, which he published in 1984. Shechtman splits his time working in the Ames Laboratory and at Technion — …Continue reading “MSE professor runs in Israel’s presidential race”
Since October 5, 2011, when the announcement of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was made, the story of Dan Shechtman has been shared worldwide as an example of determination, courage, and fortitude. Shechtman—an Iowa State professor of materials science and engineering, a research scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, and the Philip Tobias …Continue reading “The noble story of a laureate”
For the first time since receiving the chemistry prize, Nobel laureate Dan Shechtman will return to campus for a few weeks this month. He will meet with students and members of the Iowa media on Feb. 14 and give a public lecture on Feb. 20. In October, Shechtman was named the recipient of the 2011 …Continue reading “Nobel laureate Shechtman returns to campus next week”