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Enrollement ceremony and award of honorary doctorate to Benjamin List

Oct 24, 2023 | 04:15 PM

Image Credit: Henning Kretschmar

Guests and students of all courses of study in biology, chemistry, biochemistry and state examination pharmacy who started their studies in 2023 are cordially invited to the enrollment ceremony and the award of an honorary doctorate on Prof. Dr. Benjamin List.

Benjamin List, a chemist, received his academic education at Freie Universität Berlin. After receiving his doctorate (University of Frankfurt), he conducted research at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. In 2003, he accepted an appointment at the Max Planck Institute for Coal Research in Mülheim an der Ruhr, where he has been Director of Homogeneous Catalysis since 2005. His group conducts research on the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly catalysts to accelerate important chemical reactions. For their pioneering work on the "development of asymmetric organocatalysis," Benjamin List and David MacMillan have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.


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  • Welcome: Prof. Dr. Günter M. Ziegler | President of Freie Universität Berlin
  • Welcome: Prof. Dr. Daniel Schubert | Dean of Studies of the Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy
  • Welcome by the Student Council Initiatives
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  • Laudation: Prof. Dr. Mathias Christmann | Freie Universität Berlin
  • Keynote lecture: "From Dahlem to Stockholm and back: Organocatalysis for the world",
    Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Benjamin List | Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
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  •  Reception in the foyer

Time & Location

Oct 24, 2023 | 04:15 PM

Großer Hörsaal, Arnimallee 22, 14195 Berlin