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When the University of Chicago was founded in 1891, one of the first departments to be established was the Department of Chemistry. From the beginning, the Department has embodied the University's central mission of excellence in both research and teaching. Fifteen Nobel laureates in Chemistry have been associated with the University of Chicago.

The Dept. of Chemistry faculty numbers 25, with considerable strength in the core areas of inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry as well as in interdisciplinary research areas at the boundaries with biology, physics, and materials science. Four faculty members hold joint appointments with other departments and many are members of one or more interdisciplinary research institutes, centers, and committees (for example, the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics the James Franck Institute, and the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center).

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When the University of Chicago was founded in 1891, one of the first departments to be established was the Department of Chemistry. From the beginning, the Department has embodied the University's central mission of excellence in both research and teaching. Fifteen Nobel laureates in Chemistry have been associated with the University of Chicago.

The Dept. of Chemistry faculty numbers 25, with considerable strength in the core areas of inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry as well as in interdisciplinary research areas at the boundaries with biology, physics, and materials science. Four faculty members hold joint appointments with other departments and many are members of one or more interdisciplinary research institutes, centers, and committees (for example, the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics the James Franck Institute, and the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center).

    Gregory L. Hillhouse Memorial Lecture Art Exhibit (Audio)

    Gregory L. Hillhouse Memorial Lecture Art Exhibit (Audio)

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    In conjunction with the second annual Gregory L. Hillhouse Memorial Lecture, an exhibit of Hillhouse’s artwork was presented in the lobby of the Kent Chemical Laboratory at the University of Chicago. Opening remarks and part of the reception are also included in this video. The March 2, 2015, event was presented by the Department of Chemistry’s undergraduate Chemistry Society (Benzene).

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    Using Theory and Computation to Understand Biology (Audio)

    Using Theory and Computation to Understand Biology (Audio)

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    A look inside the Center for Multiscale Theory and Simulation, where a diverse group of researchers is developing a multiscale theoretical and computer simulation capability to bridge behavior at the molecular scale to that of complex, collective processes at the cellular scale.

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    Biological Microsystems (Audio)

    Biological Microsystems (Audio)

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    Milan Mrksich, professor of chemistry at the University of Chicago, discusses his research on integrating living cells with non-living engineered microsystems to create hybrid devices. (c) 2006 The University of Chicago

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    Protective Hypothermia (Audio)

    Protective Hypothermia (Audio)

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    Cardiac arrest and industrial cooling? Dr. Lance Becker of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory researchers have discovered an improbable link between the two that may transform treatment for heart attacks. Copyright 2003 The University of Chicago.

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