Dr. Helmut Schwarz is one of the leading international researchers in the field of molecular chemistry and is president of the Humboldt Foundation. After reading chemistry, he took his doctorate at Berlin University of Technology in 1972, completed his professorial qualifications there in 1974,and was appointed to a professorship for the theory and practice of mass spectrometry.
The Job Visiting Professorship was established by a bequest from the Job family of St. John’s, a historically prominent Newfoundland mercantile family. The Professorship has enabled the department to finance an annual lecture series. Each year a distinguished chemist of international repute is invited to visit the department for several days. In addition to the formal lectures, this gives faculty and students the opportunity to meet intellectually and socially with some of the most prominent chemists of the day.
This year Dr. Schwarz will give one public and two research lectures on April 29th and 30th.
For more details about the Job Lectures and the Job Lecture Series, please visit the Department of Chemistry Job Lecture page.