New Endowed Lectureship Honors a Beloved Mentor
Harden McConnell is widely recognized as one of the leading physical and biophysical chemists of his generation, died in 2014 at the age of 87. To honor his memory and his many scientific contributions, former students, together with research associates, colleagues, and family members, have established the Harden M. McConnell Lectureship at Caltech.
The first lecture will be given by Nobel Prize winner William E. Moerner on April 24, 2018, at Caltech. Sunney Chan, an honorary Caltech alumnus and former master of student houses who today is the George Grant Hoag Professor of Biophysical Chemistry, Emeritus—will present opening remarks. Chan credits McConnell for dramatically altering the course of his career by encouraging him to come to Caltech in the early 1960s.
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