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Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Neil Bartlett’s discovery of the first noble gas compound. The Bartlett Symposium takes place in the Chemistry Department at the University of British Columbia from 4:30-6:30pm, featuring guest speakers: Derek Lohmann and Jack Passmore, two of Bartlett’s former graduate students, and Herbert Roesky and Gary Schrolbilgen, experts in the areas of inorganic and noble gas chemistry. A reception in UBC’s Sage Bistro will follow, running from 6:30-9:00pm.

4:15-4:30pm Sign-in outside of Chemistry Room B250
4:30pm Symposium Begins in Chem B250
Introduction – Michael Fryzuk, Chemistry Department Head
Opening Remarks – David Farrar, Provost and Vice President Academic, UBC
4:40pm Dr. Gary J. Shrobilgen“In the Aftermath of Neil Bartlett’s Beautiful Discovery; the First 50 Years of Noble-Gas Chemistry”
5:10pm Dr. Derek Lohmann
“Chemistry at UBC at the time of Neil Bartlett’s Groundbreaking Experiment”
5:40pm Dr. Jack Passmore
“A Graduate Student’s Experience in the Bartlett Group, 1964-67″
6:10pm Dr. Herbert W. Roesky
“The Impact of Bartlett’s Discovery on Science and Education”
6:30-9:00pm Reception at Sage Bistro

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